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Support in the Right Direction (SiRD2021) Fund

Applications now open for SiRD2021

Inspiring Scotland is now accepting applications for the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD2021) Fund. SiRD2021 is a Scottish Government programme which aims to:

Increase the delivery of independent support for people who require social care.

To do this the Scottish Government will invest in a portfolio of projects between October 2018 to March 2021 that enable a good geographic spread of direct, end-to-end independent support for all potential users of social care.

The SiRD2021 Fund was developed by Scottish Government, Self-directed Support Scotland and Inspiring Scotland in consultation with the independent support sector. A summary of consultation events held to inform the Fund development is available here.

Receive an application form – To receive an application form for completion, you need to request it by clicking here and the form will be emailed to you.

Fund Information and Guidance – Guidance notes on the Fund can be found here. A copy of the application form can be found here. Please note this is for reference only, you will need to request a form for completion using the link above.

Attend a surgery -Appointments for pre- application surgeries are now fully booked.   If you would like to discuss your application, or be added to a surgery waiting list, please contact Kaylie ( or Ashley ( or phone Inspiring Scotland on 0131 442 8760.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 3rd April at 12 (midday).

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