Neill has over 15 years’ experience working with communities around Scotland, supporting them to design and develop ideas, action plans, groups and organisations.
He is passionate about the difference being part of a community can make in people’s lives. And the power of communities working together to make local, national and international change happen.
Neill has recently returned to the Link Up team where he previously worked as the project coordinator for the Kilmarnock project for eight years. In his new place-based coordinator role, his team are supporting projects in Gallatown (Kirkcaldy), Saltcoats and Muirhouse (Edinburgh) to build partnerships and collaborations with organisations from the public, third and private sectors to create sustained long term change in these areas.
Neill also has interest in the film and the creative arts, having worked for a variety of film festivals as a programmer and producer and was the director of Cinemor77 a small community cinema social enterprise which toured a yurt cinema around Scotland and supported communities to develop community cinemas in their area.
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