Originally from Lancashire Irene moved to Scotland in the 80’s. Irene has worked within the voluntary sector in varying roles for over 35 years. She has a huge wealth of knowledge of fund management and grant making processes and have worked across various funding programmes (Volunteering, Community Funds, Equalities, Community Safety, Violence Against Women and Girls) as well as on the corporate side. Building strong, positive and effective working relationships with organisations and the communities they serve will bring about positive change for all involved. When not working you will find Irene reading, attending Soul Music events (although not at the present time) and enjoying time with family and friends.
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