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Catriona Patterson - Inspiring Scotland

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Fund Manager - Creative Communities & Rural Communities

Catriona Patterson

Catriona Patterson

Catriona is passionate about the role of collaboration, innovation and creativity in addressing social challenges. She combines her experience in public, private and third sector policy and practice in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Before joining Inspiring Scotland, Catriona worked with Creative Carbon Scotland to develop knowledge, research, capacity and support for Scottish cultural organisations and festivals addressing the climate emergency. In particular, she focused on how charities and SMEs can adapt to the impacts of climate change in their region, and connect local communities with global policy.

She is a volunteer and trustee of 2050 Climate Group – a youth-led, volunteer-led charity which focuses on empowering young leaders to take climate action towards a just and sustainable society, currently running programmes in Scotland and Malawi. Helping to grow a young charity has made her an enthusiast of third sector governance and enabling change!

Thrive Outdoors launches new website
12.02.2024

Thrive Outdoors launches new website

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 childminders

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Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference
09.02.2024

Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference

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 many

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The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations
07.02.2024

The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations

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 my

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