Self Management Fund now open for applications
- Area of Work: The ALLIANCE
- Type: News Item
- Published: 20th March 2023
The Self Management Fund is open for applications from 9am Monday 20 March 2023 until 9am Monday 22 May 2023.
The third round of the Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development is now open for applications. Third sector and community organisations in Scotland can apply for two grant types; a small grant of up to £15,000 for up to one year or a large grant of up to £120,000 for up to three years, to support people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers to self manage.
This round of the Fund will make £2 million available to support projects that learn from the experience of people and:
- Build on the resilience demonstrated by the third sector during the pandemic
- Contribute to the recovery of health and social care services
- Create opportunities to develop responsive services for the future.
Sara Redmond Chief Officer of Development at the ALLIANCE said:
“The pandemic has exacerbated health inequalities in Scotland’s communities who are now also facing the impact of the cost of living crisis. The evidence is strong that stressful personal circumstances, isolation, poor housing and poverty are major causes of health inequalities and place barriers on people being able to live well.
Across Scotland our third sector is offering a diverse range of support and life changing opportunities, helping people to live well and addressing social isolation. This continued funding from the Scottish Government offers vital support to be able to respond in increasingly challenging times.”
Scotland’s health inequalities have reached their highest levels, while financial pressures across the third sector have been making it challenging for organisations to respond to increasing demands on services. Through long term funding, the Self Management Fund will support organisations to tackle the underlying causes of inequalities.
Following the establishment of the Scottish Government Health and Care Portfolio Board, and our programme of supporting adaptations to Self Management Fund projects throughout periods of lockdown and beyond, we have identified the following priorities for investment in the March 2023 round of the Self Management Fund.
- Provide support for disabled people and people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers who experience disrupted care
- Address the wider determinants of health so that individuals are supported to live their lives better on their own terms, progress to employment, create and develop sustainable communities, and take a leadership role in preventing ill-health. (Please see the Marmot principles)
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) administers the Self Management Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government to third sector and community-based organisations across Scotland to develop self management activities. Since 2009, The ALLIANCE has granted over £24 million and has funded 398 projects across Scotland.
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