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Lord Mayor of the City of London Roger Gifford visits Impact Arts

Impact Arts were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of the City of London today (Monday 21 January 2013) to our Edinburgh office as part of his visit to venture philanthropy investor Inspiring Scotland. Impact Arts is one of the charities who receive investment and support from Inspiring Scotland’s 14:19 Fund, which supports young Scots into employment, education or training.

Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, said:

"Inspiring Scotland is pioneering an innovative approach to supporting the Scottish third sector through venture philanthropy.

"I am passionate about the way in which the arts and culture can transform lives for the better right across society. The fantastic work undertaken by Impact Arts with support from Inspiring Scotland demonstrates this fact."

Lord mayor of london rodger gifford at impact arts

Lynn Carr, Chief Executive Impact Arts, said:

“I am delighted that the Lord Mayor of London visited Impact Arts’ Edinburgh office today. It was brilliant to be able to show him firsthand the difference the arts can make in young people's lives."

Andrew Muirhead Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland, said:

“I am delighted the Lord Mayor of London has been able to see the impact of our venture philanthropy approach in Scotland by visiting Impact Arts today.

"Our approach helps charities to become stronger and more robust, and ultimately helps even more of the Scotland’s most vulnerable people.”

The Lord Mayor spent time with young people learning about Creative Pathways, Gallery 37 and Fab Pad and seeing first hand the impact that these programmes can have on young people's lives.

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