Ben joined Inspiring Scotland in November 2021, bringing 20 years of experience from across fund management, local government, small business and third sector organisations to the management of the CashBack for Communities Fund.
Ben is motivated by a desire to maximise the opportunities available for youth across Scotland, particularly those from disadvantaged communities and areas of deprivation. With a keen interest in the outdoors, sports and arts, he is a proponent of the strong personal benefits such activities offer.
Ben is excited to apply his background in finance and experience in community-led activity to support the CashBack for Communities portfolio and help maximise the outcomes, impact and capacity of partner organisations.
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