toggle menu

News

The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.

Back to News

Consultation on new Support in the Right Direction Funding

Consultation on new Support in the Right Direction Funding

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.

Care Inspectorate partners with Inspiring Scotland for outdoor nurseries guide
25.07.2018

Care Inspectorate partners with Inspiring Scotland for outdoor nurseries guide

  Inspiring Scotland has partnered with Care Inspectorate to produce a How-to guide for establishing outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Karen Quinn and Donna Conroy from Care Inspectorate will work alongside Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors team for the rest of the year and will support development of the guide, focusing on how to ensure safe, high-quality

Read More
New Support in the Right Direction (2021) grants announced
27.06.2018

New Support in the Right Direction (2021) grants announced

Scottish Government today announced the successful applicants to the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) programme. SIRD2021 will fund 31 projects delivering direct and local independent support across 31 local authority areas, to help people and carers make informed decisions and plans for their social care and work towards maximising their choice, control and

Read More
10 charities to form £1.3m Building Brighter Futures Fund
06.06.2018

10 charities to form £1.3m Building Brighter Futures Fund

            Ten charities that support disadvantaged young people across Scotland are to benefit from a share of a £1.3 million Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF). BBFF is managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of Hub Community Foundation. The BBFF was set up to create long-term training and job opportunities for

Read More