Andrew is a passionate advocate for the ability of people and communities to do big things and change society for the better.
He leads on our Link Up programme where his enthusiasm for unlocking the potential in people, partnerships and innovative ideas has helped shape not just Link Up but the community development landscape in Scotland as a whole.
Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience as a business advisor, covering economic, social and environmental sustainability, and has held executive positions in risk management. Applying these skills to Link Up, Andrew has helped galvanise organisations and communities and develop long-term sustainable approaches to community development.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More