Rachel Cowper

Inspiring Scotland


Rachel has been at the forefront of putting innovative plans into effective action at Inspiring Scotland since 2009.

Rachel leads on the design and implementation of our Thrive Outdoors fund, increasing outdoor play and learning opportunities for children throughout Scotland, and has worked on all our previous play programmes. Her experience in the outdoor play sector has made her a leading voice in helping to change and shape attitudes towards play at a national policy level and on the ground. Her work on Thrive Outdoors has led to international recognition and cooperation with similar programmes and leading academics in the field of physical activity and play.

Since joining Inspiring Scotland, she has worked across several funds and brings 20 years’ experience in business management and economic development to helping tackle deep social issues. Rachel is a long-standing volunteer in the charity sector and currently sits on the board of an outdoor activity charity.

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