ACVO Opportunities


Alliance Self Management Fund

Funding available: up to £120,000

Applications close: 05/03/2024

About this fund

The ALLIANCE is pleased to announce the first round in a new cycle for the Self Management Fund, titled Self Management for Life

Self Management for Life aims to distribute £1,800,000 to third sector and community organisations working in Scotland, to support new activities that will encourage a new approaches or add to our learning around self management.

Two levels of grant are available:
Small grants of up to £15,000 for up to one year
Large grants of up to £120,000 for up to three years.

In 2024 the Self Management Fund aims to support projects that put people and communities at the heart of prevention and self management. Applications must demonstrate their project supports, guides and enables self management confidence in at least one of the following ways:

-Supporting people living with, or who might be at risk of developing, long term conditions to be better able to self manage and/or reduce risk factors.
-Supporting people who experience barriers to accessing health and social care support and services, due to geographical, social, or economic factors to feel better able to self manage through direct support or support to access services.
-Supporting people who are waiting for a specialist health or social care intervention or rehabilitation support through enabling them to develop self management capabilities while awaiting treatment.
-Supporting disabled young people or young people living with long term conditions or unpaid carers to understand the importance of self management and to develop skills which maximise their health and wellbeing.

Applications can be completed via our online portal at this link will take you away from The Alliance website and will be accepted until 12.01AM on 5 March 2024.

Guidance documents with further information are available to download below, along with an MS Word version of the application form, if you are unable to complete the form online.

Help and Support

ALLIANCE staff are on hand to discuss any aspect of the application process, expand upon definitions, discuss project ideas or evidence of fit with criteria with you, and can be reached through

We will be hosting a series on online Q&A sessions with a presentation about the Fund,  its application process, criteria and exclusions and the opportunity to ask the Fund Manager questions. You can register by clicking your preferred time

• 03 February 2024 10.00-11.30
• 15 February 2024 18.00-19.30
• 21 February 2024 10.00-11.30

Or by contacting with the following information:
• Which session you would like to attend
• Your name and email address
• The name of your organisation
• Your accessibility needs

Please note attendance to zoom meetings will be capped at 40. To ensure as many organisations can benefit from support as possible we are limiting attendance to two people per organisation.

If you require information in another format or if you require to submit the application in a different format than provided, contact us so we can arrange this for you.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Alliance Self Management Fund


Funding available: up to £120,000

Applications close: 05/03/2024

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