Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications

7 June, 2019
Categories: News

Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, Inspiring Scotland have established a new Fund to offer seed-corn investmentto develop innovative approaches for the creation of a new generation of outdoor early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. 

Funding will be available for 12 to 18 months to support the establishment of new outdoor ELC settings.

This Fund is intended to target areas of very high deprivation where there is a clear need for ELC provision.

Full information can be found here

NEW Community Play Fund

23 May, 2019
Categories: News

The Community Play Fund, aimed at supporting childhood health and wellbeing through play, is now open for applications.

Outdoor play improves childhood health and wellbeing, helps to raise attainment and aspiration, thereby addressing inequality and improving the life chances of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financial and development support to eligible Scottish charities delivering outdoor play-based interventions for children.

Essential application criteria Applications for up to £35,000 will be considered although the average award is likely to be less than this.

Full details can be found here


Early Learning and Childcare expansion programme

23 May, 2019
Categories: News

A new induction pack has been launched for people working in early learning and childcare (ELC). 

The pack – aimed primarily at new staff – will help them understand how to get funding for further qualifications, the legal requirements for working in childcare and where to get information and support throughout their career.  Full article