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Last November and December, we worked with Scottish Government and Self-directed Support Scotland to consult with the independent support sector on potential criteria and process for applying to a new Support in the Right Direction Fund (SiRD) . Through a series of events, a survey and webinar we discussed preferred application methods, thoughts on potential fund criteria and importantly how to design a programme that takes national money and places it in the local environment well.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation events for their valuable contributions and feedback. Some clear messages came out which we are incorporating in the development of SiRD 2021, along with the findings of the Craigforth research into independent support that was carried out in 2017. In addition to consulting currently SiRD-funded projects Craigforth spoke with 141 individuals who have received support from the funded projects.
A summary of information collected through the Consultation can be found here.
SiRD2021 will open for applications on the 5th February. Information on the programme and how to apply will be live on our website from then.
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