Drugs Services Funds
The numbers of drug-related deaths in Scotland are too high. These deaths are tragic and avoidable and reducing them is a priority for all of us. The Scottish Government is now leading a national mission to improve lives, backed by significant additional resources. There remains a lot of hard work ahead, but with extra investment in essential services, the work we do will be more secure and signals a determination to make change and no longer to fail those who need and deserve our help.
National Drug Mission Funds: Corra Foundation will be supporting the Scottish Government with their funding processes as part of the National Drug Mission. Further information is available here.
Please read the criteria document and application guidance notes before applying
About the fund
The Local Support Fund – Micro Grants, is focused on small community-based groups which deliver frontline services to support people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and families affected by someone else’s drug use. This vital support is often delivered with very limited funding which means that small groups can be stretched to their limits. In some cases, the pandemic will have put more of a strain on finances, making it even harder to provide support for people and families when they most need it. This fund is designed to help these groups by providing grants which will offer some financial security for planning and delivering support to improve the wellbeing of both people who use drugs and their families.
About the fund
The Improvement fund will support drug service resources, with a particular focus on supporting organisations which deliver residential rehabilitation and associated services. This fund aims to support projects which provide fast and appropriate access to treatment and care, and which are based in collaborative approaches that support people by taking a rights based and whole family approach. £3million this funding is reserved for Residential Rehabilitation projects.
It is often hard for people to get the support they need to progress with treatment, so improving access and pathways to support services is also a key priority for this fund. The Improvement Fund will also fund projects that improve pathways, provide aftercare, training, and/or support for family members who often play a vital role in recovery.
About the fund
The Local Support Fund is focused on community-based organisations which deliver frontline services to support people who use drugs, people who are in recovery and their families. The Scottish Government is aware that organisations providing this vital support often exist on shoestring budgets and are stretched to their limits. In some cases, the pandemic may have pushed these budgets further. It is hoped that this extra funding can help to provide more security. This fund is intended to help these organisations to stabilise or increase capacity, extend services and provide further reach into the community.
About the fund
This fund aims to support direct work with children and families affected by alcohol and drugs. We are seeking applications that are based on partnership approaches which demonstrate how they will take a Whole Family Approach which is Relational and Rights Based when delivering front-line services which support children and families.
The fund is open to public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations that have independent governance and an asset lock. The involvement of children and families with lived experience in the project proposal will be a key assessment criteria, and we are particularly interested in applications which include coproduction approaches to service design, delivery and review.
All applications under this stream must demonstrate how the proposal considers the conclusions of the Independent Care Review as they relate directly to the children and families the initiative will support. This will require demonstrating an understanding of the need for the proposal to align with implementation of the Care Review, as outlined in Plan 21-24 and Change Programme ONE and how the proposed work will relate to the national and the local context that the organisation is operating within.
Applications must also demonstrate how the work links to the Whole Family Approach Funding that Scottish Government allocated to ADPs in summer 2021.
Because this funding aims to support the work of The Promise and the Whole Family Approach Fund, we strongly encourage applicants to have conversations with their local ADP and Promise delivery team as soon as possible.
Scottish Government Drugs Services Funds – Improvement Fund & Grassroots Fund
Improvement Fund – Awards
|Organisation Name||Local Authority (primary)||Amount Awarded||What will the funding do|
|Homelessness Support Service Angus Health & Social Care Partnership||Angus||£33,555||Support for people at risk of homelessness|
|Aberdeen City Council||Aberdeen City||£52,310||Support for young people in care at risk of drug/alcohol harm|
|Moving On (Inverclyde) Ltd||Inverclyde||£21,470||Counselling for people in recovery|
|AdvoCard||Edinburgh City||£31,753||Support for people in recovery|
|Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Lochee Community Hub||Dundee City||£40,093||Improved advice and support. wraparound service|
|Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR)||Aberdeen City||£50,000||Peer mentorship provision|
|MELD||East Lothian||£36,000||Expansion of telephone support service|
|Simon Community Scotland||Glasgow City||£80,000||Training for homeless women|
|Glasgow Council on Alcohol||Glasgow City||£79,952||Improved support following rehab.|
|Scottish Drugs Forum||Glasgow City||£99,803||Training for Addiction Workers|
|Elevate Glasgow||Glasgow City||£90,000||Employability and training support after detox.|
|Haven Kilmacolm||Inverclyde||£30,833||Increased detox provision|
|North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership||North Ayrshire||£49,147||Improved peer support for children and young people|
|Relationships Scotland Orkney||Orkney Islands||£32,052||Intensive support for individuals and families.|
|Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau||South Lanarkshire||£71,943||Advice and welfare support|
|Faces and Voices of Recovery UK
|Scotland-wide||£59,366||Peer-led advocacy support|
|Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP)||Edinburgh City||£5,000||Additional training for peer volunteers.|
Grassroots Fund – Awards
|Organisation Name||Local Authority (primary)||Amount Recommended||What will the funding do|
|Making Dundee Home (Dundee West Church)||Dundee City||£19,321||Support for people in recovery|
|Patchwork Recovery Community||East Ayrshire||£20,000||Support for people in recovery|
|East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action||East Ayrshire||£15,830||Support for people who are homeless|
|Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise||East Dunbartonshire||£24,000||Increased support for people in recovery|
|Restoration Fife||Fife||£30,000||Social activities for people in recovery|
|Glasgow East Alcohol Awareness Project||Glasgow City||£30,000||Support for people in recovery|
|Onside Ayrshire||North Ayrshire||£26,380||Support for people in recovery|
|Youth Interventions||Renfrewshire||£35,985||Therapeutic support for young people.|
|RCA Trust||Renfrewshire||£18,000||Therapeutic support for people in recovery and their families|
|Medics Against Violence||Scotland-wide||£37,256||Improved support at a crisis point|
|Broken Chains||South Ayrshire||£27,600||Increasing support for people with drug use problems.|
|New Way||Argyll & Bute||£50,000||support for volunteer befrienders|
|Independent Living Support||Dumfries & Galloway||£25,736||Outreach|
|The Reconnection Project||Dundee City||£25,175||Improved recovery support|
|Recovery Enterprises Scotland CIC||East Ayrshire||£46,288||Support for families|
|Steps to Hope SCIO||Edinburgh City||£50,000||Support for people with addictions.|
|Clued Up Project||Fife||£48,321||Intervention and support for young people at risk|
|In Cahootz||Glasgow City||£49,555||Support for people in recovery|
|Hope Connections||Glasgow City||£28,500||Support for men and women with addiction challenges|
|Govanhill Family Support Group (Against Abuse – Drugs & Alcohol)||Glasgow City||£10,000||Respite holidays for families.|
|Belville Community Garden Trust||Inverclyde||£26,542||Skills development for people in recovery.|
|Teen Challenge Strathclyde||Inverclyde||£10,000||Outreach work|
|UK SMART Recovery||Scotland-wide||£45,590||Development of SMART groups for veterans|
|Scottish Recovery Consortium||Scotland-wide||£48,000||Improved knowledge for people working in Recovery|