Toddlers playing with coloured rings

Support for tackling child poverty


The IS is supporting the Scottish Government and Hunter Foundation Innovation Fund to tackle child poverty, with interim chief executive Sarah Gadsden sitting on the panel to advise on applications.


The £7.5m fund is seeking applications from communities, local charities, health boards and councils to support both new ideas and the expansion of existing approaches that will have an impact on reducing child poverty by 2030.


A scrutiny panel from across the public, private and third sector will provide advice on applications, members of the panel will include:


  • Jim McCormick (JRF)
  • Anna Fowlie (SCVO)
  • Sarah Gadsden (Improvement Service)
  • Gerry McLaughlin (NHS Health Scotland)
  • Fraser McKinlay (Audit Scotland)


Applications to the Fund can be made online at The closing date is midnight on 29 June 2018 with awards being made, subject to final diligence and shortlisted interviews/project visits, no later than 17 August 2018.