The Self Management Fund is closed for applications.

In the third round of the Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development Cycle, third sector and community organisations in Scotland were able to 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 disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers to self manage.

This round of the fund made £2 million available to support projects that learn from the experience of people and:

  • Build on the resilience demonstrated by the third sector since 2020
  • Contribute to the recovery of health and social care services in the wake of the pandemic
  • Create opportunities to develop responsive services for the future.

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.

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.

Projects which:

  • 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)

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