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Scottish Governmentâ€™s Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) Fund aims to continue to embed Self-directed Support as the mainstream approach to social care. Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) opens to applications today Monday 5 February 2018. Aiming to increase the delivery of independent support for people who require social care, SiRD2021 hasRead More
Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional Â£2.9 million in Scottish Government backing. Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s â€˜Support in the Right Directionâ€™ programme was initially funded until March 2021 with the organisations receiving funding providing information, advice and advocacy for people accessingRead More
As part of the Scottish Governmentâ€™s commitment to improving perinatal and infant mental health, a Small Grants Fund will open for applications in May 2021 for third sector organisations and local groups that support the mental health of parents, carers, and infants.Read More
Projects invited to apply for support A new Â£7 million fund has been announced to improve equality and human rights in Scotland. It will support work which advances human rights, promotes equality and tackles discrimination around age, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability and race.Read More
Following a successful tender, Inspiring Scotland has been engaged as Scottish Governmentâ€™s delivery partner for the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD 2021) programme. As fund managers, Inspiring Scotland will support 30 projects across Scotland to deliver independent support to people and carers accessing social care. SiRD 2021-funded projects are locally based throughout Scotland.Read More
Following a tender exercise, Inspiring Scotland has been appointed as Fund Manager for Scottish Governmentâ€™s Equality and Human Rights Funds. This work will start in November 2020 and involves supporting Scottish Government to develop the new Equality and Human Rights funding streams – Delivering Equally Safe (DES) and the Supporting Equality and Human Rights FundRead More
Audit Scotland today published a review of Self-directed Support. As part of their response to the review Scottish Government have announced a six month extension to current funding to 31 September 2018. The extension is very welcome and will give Scottish Government time to take account of the findings of the current review of IndependentRead More
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 potentialRead More
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