Our funded partnerships

We work in partnership with organisations who want to put Wellbeing Economy thinking at the heart of their work and we rely on funding from a range of organisations to achieve our mission. In addition to the projects below we recently helped the Board of Creative Scotland to build their understanding of wellbeing economics and explore the contribution of the creative sector. And we produced a report on the contribution of football in building a Wellbeing Economy for Scottish Football Association.

Expanding our movement

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Friends Provident Foundation is funding us to create a network of allies across Scotland who will work together to build momentum towards and deliver a Wellbeing Economy. The allies will collaborate on various activities to support both practice and policy changes. As of July 2022 we have built a network of 50 Allies including grassroots groups, national NGOs and purpose-driven businesses.

Enhancing funding opportunities for communities

Many funding programmes gravitate toward meeting the immediate needs of communities. Whilst vital, this approach rarely enables applicants or funders to address the root causes of need. We’re collaborating with Foundation Scotland to explore what it means to fund programmes that prevent harm from happening in the first place. We’ll harness the lessons learned from this shared journey to support other funders and policy makers to invest in long-term change.

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Building a Children’s Wellbeing Budget in Letham

Thanks to funding from Cattanach and Bosch we’re working in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council to transform the experience of growing up in Letham. The Love Letham project brings together children, young people, decision makers and people from all walks of life to create a shared vision of what children and young people need to flourish, as well as a plan to deliver it.

Building a Wellbeing Economy in Cairngorms National Park

Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 is empowering people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park to tackle the climate and nature crises. We’ve partnered with Cairngorms National Park Authority to explore and design the foundations of what a wellbeing economy might look for communities, businesses and visitors in the National Park. It will provoke discussion and generate ideas and solutions that address long-term health, wealth and sustainability challenges, to help people and nature thrive together.

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