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Support in the Right Direction 2024 - 2027 - Inspiring Scotland

Support in the Right Direction 2024 – 2027

Support in the Right Direction 2024 - 2027

The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme is a national programme funded by Scottish Government and managed by Inspiring Scotland.

This new phase of the programme SiRD 2024-2027 will fund independent support services which help people use Self-directed Support (SDS) options to organise and manage their social care and support between April 2024 to March 2027.

This fund closed for applications on 15 September 2023.

You can find out more about the previous phase, SiRD 2021 here. 

Key information

The programme will distribute in the region of £3m per year (subject to parliamentary approval) and as a guide we expect to invest up to £100,000 per local authority area.

Independent support services now have the opportunity to apply for SiRD funding to deliver independent support between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2027. 

Applications are particularly encouraged from user-led groups who have experience of successfully delivering an independent support service, or have demonstrable knowledge of social care, SDS legislation and principles. 

Who can apply 

To be able to apply for funding you should be based in your local community, and: 

  • Be a not for profit organisation 
  • Be operating in Scotland 
  • Be incorporated 
  • Be registered with the appropriate bodies for legal entity and status

News

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published
18.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published

We are pleased to share our Annual Report 22/23 providing an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on our strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. We supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of our

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Applications welcomed from independent support
17.08.2023

Applications welcomed from independent support

Applications are welcomed from not-for-profit organisations providing independent support in Scotland to help people use self-directed support (SDS) to have choice and control over their social care plans.   £3m per year is available through the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) Fund for the next three years to help people use self-directed support options to

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Support in the Right Direction 2024 – 27 fund open for applications
12.07.2023

Support in the Right Direction 2024 – 27 fund open for applications

A new phase of the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme was launched today (Wednesday 12 July) to fund independent support services and help people use self-directed support options to organise and manage their social care and support across Scotland. Running from April 2024 to March 2027, applications are now open until midday on

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Resources

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23
19.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23 provides an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on  strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. In the period we supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of  programmes  provided vital

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05.12.2023

Support in the Right Direction Year 5 year end update July 2023

The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme provides local independent support, advice and advocacy in line with the Scottish Government’s vision for Self-directed Support. Independent support is integral to social care and without it, care users and carers would struggle to access the support they need and make use of it in the way

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27.02.2023

Support in the Right Direction Year 5 mid-year update January 2023

The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme provides local independent support, advice and advocacy in line with Scottish Government’s vision for Self-directed Support. This report has been produced using the progress reports provided by projects on a six-monthly basis and covers the period April 2022 to September 2022. It highlights some of the outcomes

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