About the Self Management Fund
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) administers the Self Management Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.
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. There are currently 28 live projects that are in receipt of a grant from the Self Management Fund.
The Self Management Fund was created by the Scottish Government in response to recommendations made in the Gaun Yersel: the Self Management Strategy for Scotland (link will open in a new page). It was set up to support the development of co-produced, person centred, self management activity across Scotland. Learning from the experience of people living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, is central to the ethos of the fund.
Further information on Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development, Rounds One and Two
The Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development Round One projects began on 1 June 2021 and Round Two projects on 1 October 2022. Download the flash reports below to find out what was funded in each round.
In general, the funded projects:
- Strengthen the resilience of the people they work with and the organisations
- Increase the opportunities for recovery in communities and the third sector
- Develop the services that have been identified as 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
In Round One, two grant types were offered, designed to:
- Test or investigate an idea
- Build on or develop existing work or knowledge
- Establish a service that is new to your organisation
In Round Two, grants were offered to projects to:
- Provide support to people experiencing multiple forms of marginalisation, including people with sensory loss; ethnic minority communities; disabled children and young people; people with learning and intellectual disabilities; people experiencing economic deprivation; and unpaid carers
- Focus on a hybrid way of working and supporting digital inclusion for those who have been excluded from the move to digital services.
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