Support for Community Resilience and Community Planning:
Inspiralba are a social enterprise and have been able to reinvest in our charitable objectives since 2009:
- Providing support for social enterprise networking in Argyll and Bute.
- Providing Dragons Den sponsorship for social enterprise..
- Development, funding and delivery of ‘Jocks Adventure Playground’ as a resource for children and families in South Kintyre.
- Providing match funding and support for research and development work on tackling depopulation in Argyll and Bute.
- Providing support and match funding to identify community priorities with South Kintyre Development Trust and Campbeltown Commnuity Council.
- Supporting employment and training opportunities.
How Community Benefit can help
Support for Employment and Training Opportunities:
Inspiralba assist in the development and delivery of employment and training opportunities, working with social enterprises across the area. In addition, we provide wage-based work placements as part of our work. This has included support for student placements, employed trainees, graduates and modern apprentices within our own team.
During the challenges of Covid, Inspiralba worked with partners including Kintyre community Resilience Group (particularly The Hub). As part of this work, we developed and supported Digital Connections, an Argyll wide project to address digital exclusions which severely impacted young people and low-income households during Covid-19 lockdown.
Over 150 devices were donated by the local community and businesses. Funding was also secured to purchase refurbished devices from reusing IT, a social enterprise based in Lothian and 220 refurbished devices were purchased and distributed across Argyll and Bute.
Support for Community Resilience
Ct Report Final May23Inspiralba have worked with a broad range of local partners in our home town of Campbeltown and Kintyre to support local resilience and community planning activity.
Work Experience Opportunities
In response to the challenges of lockdown and with support from the Scottish Government and Fyne Homes and Argyll and Bute Council, alongside Argyll and Bute Youth Forum and DYW Argyll, Inspiralba, partnered with local social enterprises across the area to offer a range of Virtual Work Experience Opportunities for young people in 2020-21. A Youth Engagement and Outreach Worker provided support to this work from September 2020- July 2021.
The full project report is available here: SEWE-Programme-Project-final-report.pdf (inspiralba.org.uk)
Campbeltown Community Action Plan
Inspiralba has worked with local organisations in our home town of Campbeltown on development of a Community Action Plan (which involved employed trainees to undertake outreach and engagement). This has continued through with work on Climate Action for the area.