Lothian Community Health Initiative Forum (LCHIF) Members and other Edinburgh charities who do work supporting survivors of childhood abuse, may consider applying to the fund below.
Closes on 31st August 2016.
“The Survivor Support Policy Team, Scottish Government, are inviting proposals for the 2016-17 Innovation and Development Fund.
The aim of the fund is to support development and innovation that enables service providers to expand their capacity and capability by partnering with local statutory and/or other third sector services in order to facilitate better integration of services for survivors.”
Scottish Government has worked with Survivors, and third sector organisations which provide support and services to them, over the last few years with the aim of supporting innovation around better service provision for those whose lives have been negatively impacted by inequalities and disadvantage as a result of abuse.
It is clearly understood from the work, and from feedback from the Survivors, that what is needed is person-centred support which enables a Survivor to get the right thing from the right person at the right time. To be able to meet this need for Survivors a step-change in the way service and support is delivered to Survivors by public, private and third sector bodies is required. Public, private and third sector organisations need to be much better connected so that Survivors’ experience of support, from the point of disclosure of abuse, is more consistent across Scotland.
The Survivor Scotland Strategic Outcomes and Priorities 2015-16 sets out the vision that Survivors should be supported to have equal access to integrated care, support and treatment resources and services which can reduce the impact of the inequalities and disadvantage experienced as a result of abuse.
Much work has been undertaken already to integrate health and social care services and to redesign services around the needs of individuals. The purpose of the “Towards Partnership Working” fund is to support development or innovation to expand the capacity and capability of current provision to enable the transformation to greater partnership working to respond to the negative impacts on life chances survivors of child abuse often experience.
The funding is for a specific timescale, from October 2016 to March 2017.
Purpose of the 2016/17 Innovation and Development fund
The funding is directed at public bodies as well as third sector organisations to drive the partnership working agenda to bring about greater integration of service provision and a more coherent and consistent experience of support for Survivors.
For smaller third sector organisations it is about building capacity and preparing for effective engagement with local statutory and third sector partners to build partnerships which will provide better, more integrated support to meet the needs of Survivors.
For national third sector organisations and public sector statutory bodies it is about producing clearly defined, strategic partnership proposals which will provide better, more integrated support to meet the needs of Survivors.
Project proposals are invited under two funding strands:
Strand one: Smaller scale third sector organisations involved in the support of and service provision to survivors who wish to build organisational capacity and readiness for future partnership working.
Applications should consider how the proposal will address the following
- Build or strengthen organisation governance structure
- Develop business plan setting out organisations aims, priorities, delivery and financial plan.
- Plan for raising awareness of the organisation and the difference it makes
- Identify key referral partners and routes either into and/or out of the service
- Identify and develop networks with local organisations with view to closer partnership working.
- These should include consideration of statutory (health, local authority services) and non-statutory services (voluntary groups and organisations which complement the offering of the organisation).
Strand two: Larger scale national third sector organisations and public sector statutory bodies which wish to apply for funding to build strategic partnerships to improve integrated service provision in Scotland. This should include consideration of service redesign and improvement programme with outcome measures for survivors.
This “Towards Partnership Working” Fund offers Scottish charities and public sector bodies access to funding, shared best practice, training and individual tailored support. Collaboration is key and we welcome partnership approaches with match funding levered in from other parties.
Applications will only be classed as eligible if they also fit the following essential criteria:
- There is a clear plan for partnership outlined
- There is a clear illustration of need for the partnership approach.
- They include or are led by a Scottish Registered Charity;
- They include plans to build and/or strengthen governance around potential partnerships;
- The partnership project service provision will be on offer in defined geographical regions within Scotland to survivors of abuse;
- The provision will be for survivors of abuse irrespective of age, gender or ethnic origin;
- The organisation applying has experience of providing support services to survivors of abuse;
- Applications must specifically support some or all of outcomes sought by Survivor Scotland’s Strategy;
- Funding will not duplicate statutory provision.
Experience of monitoring and evaluating against outcomes.
What will NOT be eligible within an application?
Applications which are predominantly for capital expenditure will not be supported;
Significant core staff costs – funding must be for additional staff hours and not replace existing staff costs.
Successful applicants are expected to work closely with Inspiring Scotland. In addition to capacity building support, successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a Survivor Scotland network portfolio where they can share training opportunities, learning and ideas with other organisations supported by Inspiring Scotland.
Application to the fund is through an online form which you can find here
Strand one application http://sgiz.mobi/s3/b74a748a5e28 shorter form tailored to small scale organisations to identify their capacity building requirements and how these will be met using the fund.
Strand two application http://sgiz.mobi/s3/9d1418f7c7ea The form will require you to summarise the points of your partnership project aims and objectives.
- Application process will commence on Monday 1st August 2016.
- The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31st August 2016.
- All applications should be submitted online only
- Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Review, due diligence and scoring of applications will take place during September.
- Those who meet the eligibility criteria and are successful in their applications will be notified by email W/C 19th September
- Those who have been unsuccessful will receive notice promptly after the initial assessment has taken place.
If you do have any further queries that you wish to discuss, email Inspiring Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org and your query will be sent to a member of the team who will contact you.
Please note that only applications that meet the criteria above will be considered. After we have received your application form we will undertake an assessment of your organisation and proposal. Our due diligence checking will cover standard elements such as governance, management, financial position, the evidence of need for your partnership proposals and your ability to deliver.