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Have your say on the future of ILF!

Back in 2015, when the closure of the UK ILF was imminent, there was a lot of anxiety amongst disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations and third sector organisations about what this would mean. However, after successful lobbying work, and formal Scottish Government consultation, a Scottish ILF was created.  ILF Scotland is now over four years old, and the team are looking […]

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Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which may interest SDSS members. The fund is available to both charities and constituted groups and is for funding of between £500 – £2000. The application process is fairly straightforward they don’t ask for any formal reporting after using the money. […]

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Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

  About the Social Change fund The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has a fund focused on projects working towards social change, with three main funding priorities: • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups • Place – revitalising community life • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality You can read more details about […]

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Investing in Communities Fund: applications now open!

      On 7th May Scottish Government launched a new £11.5 million fund for Community groups and projects tackling disadvantage, poverty and inequality. The fund encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations – such as supporting out-of-school provision, providing activities and workshops, creating a community café and […]

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Support in the Right Direction 2021: grants announced!

Support in the Right Direction 2021: grants announced! On Wednesday Jamie Macdougall from Scottish Government announced officially that Support in the Right Direction (SiRD2021) grants have been allocated. The announcement was made at an event was hosted by Lothian Centre of Inclusive Living (LCiL) , who were successful grant applicants and are delighted to extend […]

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their capacity to carry out their role in local implementation of the Act. Your organisation […]

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Self Management Fund Open to Organisations

This fund is an opportunity for third sector organisations and any statutory sector partners to work together over a short period to demonstrate and build capacity for self management approaches to be strengthened in integration partnerships. Key Information: The Fund is open to applications until 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018 (Now closed) Organisations can apply […]

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Breaking News: SDS SIRD2021 Fund Now Open.

Breaking News – Self Directed Support SiRD2021 Fund Now Open for Applications: The new Support in the Right Direction Fund (SiRD2021) is open for applications as of today, 5th February. The deadline for applying is 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 3 April 2018. The application process is being managed by Inspiring Scotland and you can get […]

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New SDS SIRD Fund opens 5th Feb 2018!

 The Scottish Government has announced the opening date for the new round of ‘Support in the Right Direction’ funding, SIRD2021. This fund is aimed at organisations providing Independent Information and Support for people trying to access and make best use of the funding they receive under Self Directed Support. The funding will be for 2 […]

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Consultation on SDS Funding for Independent Support across Scotland

The Scottish Government will be opening a new fund to support the development Self Directed Support aimed at Independent Information and Support organisations across Scotland. Before this fund is available, the Scottish Government would like to know what people’s views are on the parameters for the fund. Currently, there has been 3 consultation events in Edinburgh, Glasgow […]

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