The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) has announced the Transforming Self Management in Scotland Fund, is now open to applications.
The Scottish Government has committed £2m annnually for this new three year phase of the Fund.
The Fund has been designed to support and develop ideas which have their roots in the lived experience of people living with long term conditions and their unpaid carers. All projects must demonstrate that their idea has come from the people the project is designed to benefit.
The Fund has a set of core criteria that you must demonstrate that you meet;
- To fund projects which enable people living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, to take a leadership role in the design, delivery and evaluation of self management support
- To fund projects that build the capacity of people living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, to effectively self manage
- To fund projects which support the principles of Self Management contained in Gaun Yersel, the Self Management Strategy for Scotland
There are three types of grant available:
The Fund has been designed to support new ideas as well as new developments of existing ideas.
The ALLIANCE has administered £2 million per year from the Scottish Government to support the development of Self Management initiatives in Scotland since 2009.
Collectively the 200 projects to date have contributed to a shift in person centred, asset-based, co-production thinking as well as in policy and practice in Scotland.
The ALLIANCE has produced several evaluation reports available here which give more detail and contain a variety of case studies.
You find out further details on the ALLIANCE website here.