Previous Funded Projects
Previous funded projects include:
Boxing Scotland Ltd - was funded to deliver the Amateur Boxing Academy, which provided 10 to 25 year olds the chance to take part in a non-contact form of boxing. Download the independent evaluation.
Working On Wheels (WOW) - was funded to further promote the mobile method of delivery, the benefits of community engagement/services using vehicles and converted shipping/storage containers. With 40 years of experience working in partnership with its members to develop mobile community projects across the UK that aimed to highlight the benefits of mobile community provision in both rural and urban settings. Member projects delivered much needed services including play, IT, health and sport to areas where there was little or no provision. Download the independent evaluation of this project.
Just Play - was funded to provide focused play sessions for families. This included, drop-in group sessions and a Dad’s group specifically for fathers and their children to attend, focusing on the important role fathers plays within the family. Just Play worked in collaboration with other agencies such as Police Scotland, Social Work, Health, Education and the third sector to identify and refer families who would benefit from the service and may have a history of non engagement with other services, parents could also self refer to Just Play. Just Play built confidence with a hard to reach audience through a simple but effective approach based on play and provided an informal, flexible support service to meet the needs of families. Download the independent evaluation of this project.
Link Up - CashBack for Communities funded Inspiring Scotland's initial phase of Link Up across 10 areas in Scotland. The areas were neighbourhoods more often defined by the problems they face. The starting point however was not the ‘needs to be addressed’, but the assets and strengths of the community - the experiences, skills, knowledge that already existed. The programme facilitated, supported, and evidenced ways that individuals and communities could build their social connections and help and trust each other. In each area a local charity partnered with Inspiring Scotland to act as a Host Organisation. Each Host Organisation employed a Local Worker to support the community and facilitate activities where people in the community came together. Download the independent evaluation of this project.