Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Self Management IMPACT Fund Round 4 Open forApplications #UnpaidCarers # OlderAdults

Self Management IMPACT Fund Round 4 Open for Applications

The ALLIANCE are delighted to announce that Round 4 of the Self Management IMPACT Fund is now open for applications, deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th December 2014.
The Self Management IMPACT Fund is building upon the learning from the Self Management Fund and provides support to third sector organisations to develop their self management work over the period 2013/14 - 2015/16.  
The IMPACT Fund provides a unique opportunity for third sector organisations and partnerships to develop and strengthen new project ideas that support self management as well as building upon existing approaches. 
Themes for Round 4 of The Fund are as follows:
  • Self Management and Unpaid Carers
  • Self Management and Volunteering
  • Self Management and Technology
  • Self Management and Older Adults
  • Raising awareness of Self Management and the ‘My Conditions My Terms My Life’ Awareness Raising Campaign
An application form for the IMPACT fund can be downloaded here Guidance notes on applying to The IMPACT Fund can be downloaded here.  Frequently asked questions regarding applying for the IMPACT fund can be found here
For more information on how to apply or for pre-application support please contact Kevin Geddes (Director of Development and Improvement) kevin.geddes@alliance-scotland.org.uk  or Emma Goodlad (Grants and Impact Officer) emma.goodlad@alliance-scotland.org.uk 
The ALLIANCE grants team offer support to organisations to strengthen ideas and applications.

Self Management IMPACT Fund
The IMPACT Fund has so far supported 73 innovative projects to develop self management approaches across Scotland.  Find out more about the projects here.  
The IMPACT Fund has already demonstrated essential learning about the impact of self management:  
  • Even a small investment delivered using asset based approaches can lead to significant outcomes in terms of quality of life and wellbeing, building capacity within people and communities.  Valuing lived experience and developing meaningful relationships has been core to the way the projects work.
     
  • A central feature of all projects has been the involvement of people with long term conditions in the design, delivery and evaluation of the projects.  Learning has also identified that adopting a flexible approach and providing choice and encouraging people to develop aspirations for the future is central to the support many people need.  
The Fund is a key recommendation of 'Gaun Yersel' - The Self Management Strategy for Scotland' published in 2008 in partnership between The ALLIANCE and the Scottish Government.

Learning from the Self Management Fund

During the period from 2009/10 - 2010/11 the Self Management Fund for Scotland invested £4m and supported 81 projects across Scotland.  
The Evaluation Report reviews the background, aims and achievements of the Fund, and has been described as a leading example of how a funder and funded projects can work together to share learning. You can download a copy of the report below:
IMPACT - Evaluation Report Published
Following on from the success of the Self Managment Fund, the Scottish Government granted an additional allocation of £1,756,000 for 2011/12 to support development and partnership opportunities for projects that were supported via the Self Managment Fund. 30 projects received funding to develop their work on Self Management. 
The Development Fund Evaluation Report considers how the aims and objectives of the Self Management Development Fund have been realised, and focuses on the processes involved. 
Download the Interim Development Fund Evaluation Report here
The Focus on Development Report highlights the range of ways that the Self Management Fund projects developed their ideas and approaches – and features some new inspirational Case Studies. 
Self Management Fund Special Reports
Following the launch of the Interim Evaluation Report, The ALLIANCE produced a series of Special Reports on the Self Management Fund. These reports focus on the themes of the evaluation, and highlight some of the great projects around the country.
Click here for more information on the aims and priorities of the fund, and for full details on the successful projects from the first and second and third rounds and identification of future priorities, please read more here.

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