The Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development was open for applications from 26 October 2020 until 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 offered 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.
We sought self management project that will:
- Strengthen the resilience of the people you work with and your organisation
- Increase the opportunities for recovery in communities and the third sector
- Develop the services that you have identified are required for the future
- Contribute to the purpose of the Scottish Government’s Framework for supporting people through Recovery and Rehabilitation during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic (this link will take you away from our website)
- Contribute to the resilience, recovery and development of people, communities and the third sector through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 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.
- 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.