The ALLIANCE is delighted to announce that the Self Management Fund is now open for applications.

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland is delighted to announce that the Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development is now open for applications from 26 October 2020 until 9.00am 18 January 2021. Administered on behalf of the Scottish Government, the Self Management Fund supports projects that increase the capacity of the people of Scotland to live well with long term conditions. This round of the fund will build on the Resilience, Recovery and Development demonstrated by the third sector throughout 2020 and create an opportunity to plan for the future. Successful projects will begin on 1 June 2021.

We are offering the opportunity to apply for one of two grant types which are designed to:

  • Test or investigate an idea
  • Build on or develop existing work or knowledge
  • Establish a service that is new to your organisation.

Your application can be for a self management project that will:

Grants available

STARTER GRANT 

  • Up to £5,000
  • Up to 12 months
  • A small grant to enable you to conduct research, a feasibility study or a test of change for an idea to support self management in Scotland.

BUILDER GRANT

  • Up to £60,000
  • Up to 24 months
  • A larger grant to enable you to either create a new service for your organisation or develop an existing idea to support self management in Scotland.

What we are looking for 

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A new idea or a development of an idea to increase the capacity of the people of Scotland to live well with long term conditions
  • The idea has come from the people it is designed to benefit
  • People living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, will be enabled to take a leadership role in the design, delivery and evaluation
  • The capacity of people living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, to effectively self manage will be enhanced
  • The principles of self management contained in Gaun Yersel: the Self Management Strategy for Scotland (link will open in a new page), are at the heart of the project.

Applications are strengthened by:

  • Highlighting how the self management project will contribute to the resilience, recovery and development of people, communities and the third sector through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Demonstrating how they will work with, make themselves known to or contribute to the strategic plan of relevant Health and Social Care Partnership/s.

Use the menu on the right to find out more including How to apply and Who can apply. You can download the application documents below. Please read the Guidance Document before completing the Application Form.

Download the Guidance Document.

Download the Application Form.