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.

 

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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.

Get in touch

If you have any questions which are not covered in the FAQs, or you need further advice, please email wellbeingteam@corra.scot

Grassroots and Improvement Funding awards June 2021

 

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

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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

 

National Drugs Mission Funding March 2022

Scottish Government

National Drugs Mission  | March 2022

 

Improvement Fund

Projects Awarded funding

Organisation Local Authority Funding Amount Project Aim
Aberdeen Alcohol & Drugs Action Aberdeen City £497,835.00 to deliver a Sharp Response Service to individuals in their homes, providing harm reduction and wraparound support to reduce drug-related harm and support individuals into treatment and recovery
Alternatives WDCDS West Dunbartonshire £528,000.00 to improve and expand on existing Residential Rehabilitation provision
Ayrshire Justice Services Partnership – Drug Treatment & Testing Order Service North Ayrshire £229,720.00 to support individuals on a DTTO to engage with treatment and recovery
Bethany Christian Trust Edinburgh City £247,296.00 to provide residential rehabilitation and associated recovery support services at Bethany Christian Centre and the Bridge to Freedom service in Leith and Edinburgh
Bethany Christian Trust Highland £75,000.00 to continue to deliver the Bridge to Freedom (BTF) recovery programme in Inverness
Bethany Christian Trust Dundee City £60,000.00 to deliver the Bridge to Freedom (BTF) recovery programme in Dundee
Blue Triangle Housing Association Ltd North Lanarkshire £178,551.00 to provide an intensive Floating Support Service, delivering wraparound 1:1 support around housing, treatment and recovery
Blue Triangle Housing Association Ltd Argyll & Bute £56,455.00 to deliver a ‘Transition and Connection’ service, supporting individuals to engage with treatment and recovery alongside reducing drug-related harm
Blue Triangle Housing Association Ltd South Ayrshire £212,408.00 to extend the Intensive Peer Recovery Support Service
Blue Triangle Housing Association Ltd West Dunbartonshire £50,955.00 to deliver an intensive Floating Support Service
Blue Triangle Housing Association Ltd Scotland-wide £60,125.00 to deliver SMART Recovery Groups across nine local authority areas
Change Grow Live Stirling £298,500.00 to support the delivery of a Harm Reduction Assertive Outreach Service in Stirling
Change Grow Live West Lothian £69,185.00 to recruit a full-time Enhanced Early Intervention Coordinator to improve the arrest referral service
Church of Scotland Social Care Council (CrossReach) Glasgow City £29,196.00 to expand the Peer Volunteer Co-ordinator’s role, training and supporting 120 people per year
Cyrenians Edinburgh City £51,201.00 to develop Edinburgh’s Addiction Recovery Community Hub and establish new pathways to to reach people leaving residential rehabs and those at early stages of their recovery
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Dundee City £173,351.00 to provide a 5 Tier Recovery Programme through the Lochee Hub
Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership Edinburgh City £1,000,000.00 to deliver the Milestone House Intermediate Care Unit (MICU) for homeless people at high risk of drug related death
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Edinburgh City £600,000.00 to deliver a drugs treatment, assessment and initiation service for the city of Edinburgh, allowing access to same-day MAT
Elevate Glasgow Glasgow City £198,508.00 to support the delivery of Elevate Glasgow PSP, providing employment support to individuals in recovery
Fife Alcohol Support Service Fife £386,041.00 to deliver a Non Fatal Overdose Rapid Response Service
FIRST Fife £480,425.00 to deliver community rehabilitation and residential rehabilitation support services
Glasgow Council on Alcohol Glasgow City £398,405.00 to offer practical one-to-one support to women at risk of addiction, homelessness, isolation and poverty across Glasgow
Glasgow City Mission Glasgow City £366,646.00 to provide continuation funding towards staffing and other costs in support of the organisation’s Rehab Pathways Team
Health in Mind Midlothian £312,572.00 to deliver a rapid response service to reduce drug-related harm and facilitate group work in homeless hostels
Hillcrest Futures Perth & Kinross £90,000.00 to employ lived experience practitioners to work in HM Prison Perth
Integrated Substance Misuse Service from Alcohol, Drugs & BBV Service Dundee City £305,562.00 to fund staff costs associated with the Dundee Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, providing pre- and post-rehab support
Inverclyde HSCP Inverclyde £299,991.00 to employ staff to support the development of a new residential rehabilitation model in Inverclyde based on the FIRST model
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service Argyll & Bute £162,398.00 to provide independent advocacy for people who use drugs in Argyll
NHS Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries & Galloway £520,335.00 to develop NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s first Recovery and Wellbeing Hub and a mobile hub
NHS Fife Addictions Psychological Therapies Service (APTS) Fife £286,258.00 to embed the delivery of Tier 1 to 4 Psychological Interventions into the Fife Intensive Rehabilitation and Substance Use Team
North East Recovery Community Glasgow City £259,500.00 to engage and support vulnerable individuals in the community who are most at risk of drug related harm into and through treatment and recovery
Northwest Recovery Communities Glasgow City £259,500.00 to engage and support vulnerable individuals in the community who are most at risk of drug related harm into and through treatment and recovery
Occupational Therapy North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership North Ayrshire £50,000.00 to deliver bespoke 1:1 and group support to women who are dependent on drugs and have additional complex needs
Penumbra Aberdeen City £500,000.00 to provide practical and social support to people who are currently engaging with drug treatment services
Phoenix Futures Glasgow City £380,000.00 to improve the residential rehabilitation service through enhanced access, aftercare and family support provision
Police Scotland (Positive Outcomes Project) Glasgow City £290,028.00 to deliver the POP Plus project, to engage people in custodial settings offering immediate and ongoing support
Positive Steps Partnership Dundee City £110,851.00 to engage and support people with a substance dependency who have become victims of cuckooing
Right There (Ypeople) Orkney Islands £288,207.00 to deliver 1:1 outreach support to people who have problems with drug use in Orkney
Simon Community Scotland Glasgow City £282,000.00 to establish the ‘We See You’ project, delivering psychosocial group work, harm reduction interventions and pathways into treatment for people using drugs in Glasgow
South Community Recovery Network Glasgow City £259,500.00 to support vulnerable individuals into treatment and recovery
TCUK Scotland Limited Aberdeenshire £792,417.00 to improve, expand and increase the capacity of the residential rehabilitation centres Sunnybrae and Benaiah, through increased staffing, improvements to equipment and minor refurbishments
The Jericho Society Inverclyde £400,000.00 to contribute to core costs for wraparound recovery and staffing in Jericho’s two gender-specific residential rehab facilities in Greenock
THE SALVATION ARMY South Lanarkshire £274,235.00 to set up a multi-agency hub within the organisation’s ‘Eva Burrows Lifehouse’ in Cambuslang, providing specialist support to local people who use drugs and their families
Transform Community Development Dundee City £145,834.00 to deliver direct support to aid access into treatment and recovery
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow City £1,664,834.00 to extend the existing WAND outreach initiative currently operating in Glasgow City Centre, to three locality areas in Glasgow (North East, North West and South), East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire
Venture Scotland Glasgow City £176,774.00 to deliver three 12-week outdoor-based programmes of support for people in recovery per year over two years
Waverley Care Glasgow City £210,749.00 to deliver the Prison Link Project, supporting people who use drugs and are living with Hepatitis C and/or HIV before, during and after liberation from prison
We Are With You Argyll & Bute £300,000.00 to aid establishment of a multi-disciplinary decision making panel supporting people to access residential rehabilitation and provision of wraparound support
We Are With You Glasgow City £1,060,000.00 to provide pathways in and out of residential rehabilitation through a package of continuous and intensive support
We Are With You Dumfries & Galloway £500,000.00 to develop an Assertive Peer Support Service working across Dumfries and Galloway that will support people to engage with treatment and recovery services
West Dunbartonshire HSCP (Health & Social Care Partnership) West Dunbartonshire £496,000.00 to develop improved pathways and access to treatment for people with multiple and complex needs, using a rights-based approach
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Services West Lothian £229,740.00 to deliver the ‘Family Matters’ support service for people with substance dependency and their families
with YOU Midlothian £52,471.00 to pilot a digital harm-reduction project
Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – Dundee & Angus Dundee City £454,060.00 to establish a women’s hub in Dundee to support women with substance dependency and additional complex needs

 

 

Children and Families Fund

Projects Awarded funding

Organisation Local Authority Funding Amount Project Aim
Aberlour Dumfries & Galloway £500,000.00 to expand the Intensive Family Support Service to Annan and Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, and support families affected by substance use
Action for Children Highland £500,000.00 to cover the salaries and running costs for delivery of the “Families First” project in the Highlands
Barnardos Dundee City £300,000.00 to deliver whole family support for families affected by substance use across Dundee; activities will include emotional support, practical advice, confidence building, mentoring, and peer support
Children 1st Midlothian £482,997.00 to consolidate and enhance the existing service portfolio for families in Midlothian affected by the substance use of a family member
Children 1st North Ayrshire £487,124.00 to offer specific support to children and families impacted by substance use within the Children 1st North Ayrshire Family Wellbeing Hub
Children 1st Glasgow City £1,020,584.00 to continue the Recovering Families service in South Glasgow and expand delivery to families in the North East and North West of the city
Circle Edinburgh City £438,590.00 to develop a peer support service for parents and their families affected by substance use in Edinburgh
Circle East Lothian £499,350.00 to establish two additional elements of Whole Family Support in East Lothian, designed to provide both an earlier and a deeper response to families where children are affected by parental addiction
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership East Ayrshire £500,000.00 to support families, children and young people affected by drug/ alcohol use, and to empower them to be active, respected participants in their own families, communities and services
Hillcrest Futures Perth & Kinross £182,950.00 to contribute to salary and running costs and develop Hillcrest’s Young Person’s drug and alcohol service in Perth and Kinross
Impact Arts Projects North Ayrshire £430,898.00 to deliver a tiered support therapeutic programme for children, young people and families in North Ayrshire affected by alcohol and drug use
Includem Stirling £500,000.00 to deliver intensive one-to-one support for young people, aged 12-26 years, affected by substance use in Stirling
My Support Day South Lanarkshire £208,191.00 to set up an outreach service to reach families who need help to engage with substance use support services in South Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire Council North Lanarkshire £400,000.00 to redesign support services for children and families around clusters of schools and nurseries, with multi-agency Family Learning Centres, with the dual aim of making support more locally accessible and offered at an earlier stage
Penumbra Aberdeen City £502,494.00 to fund the salary and support costs of two Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who will, alongside other services, work directly with families in Aberdeen
Positive Steps Partnership Dundee City £71,531.00 to deliver a two-year whole family response for those affected by drug-related deaths in Dundee
Quarriers Moray £484,189.00 to provide a new specialist and intensive support, “Our Promising Futures”, for children and families affected by parental substance use within Moray
Rosemount Lifelong Learning Glasgow City £346,730.00 to fund the salaries and running costs of a Child Development Worker and Young Person Development Worker who will deliver one-to-one and group support to children and young people in northeast Glasgow
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs East & West Dunbartonshire £482,334.00 to deliver and expand the ‘Routes’ project which works with 12-26 year olds affected by substance use in East and West Dunbartonshire
South Lanarkshire Council South Lanarkshire £487,340.00 to deliver an early help service to support children and families who are affected by the drug or alcohol use of a parent
The Corner Dundee City £447,320.00 to deliver emotional, practical and medical support for young people in Dundee affected by their own and/or a family member’s substance use and who are finding it difficult to manage their accommodation
The Shed Project Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles) £148,425.00 to recruit, train and match local volunteers with local families affected by the drug or alcohol use by a parent to offer non-judgemental, open-ended, light-touch support in the family home
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Services West Lothian £496,508.00 to increase the capacity of services in West Lothian to implement the Whole Family Approach by improving the coherence of the service offer to children, young people and families at an early intervention point to prevent issues from escalating

 

 

Local Support Fund

Projects Awarded funding

Organisation Local Authority Funding Amount Project Aim
Back on the Road (Glasgow) CIC Glasgow City £243,623.00 to deliver the Back on The Road project with increased capacity, extending its reach to more people through improved referral routes
Bluevale Community Club Glasgow City £99,588.00 to employ key staff to support the development of a whole community approach to drug support services and recovery locally
Freedom Fighters North Ayrshire £100,000.00 to provide one to one trauma informed counselling and recovery support through the Cultivate programme
Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise East Dunbartonshire £200,000.00 to employ a Peer Support Worker and Pathway Development Worker who will support individuals and families with aftercare support and improve referrals pathways into the organisation
Heavy Sound CIC Scotland-wide £49,235.00 to deliver Recovery Coaching programme in three Scottish prisons: HMP Edinburgh, HMP Perth and HMP Glenochill.
Hebrides Alpha Project Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles) £120,000.00 to provide a community based residential recovery facility in the Western Isles of Scotland
Liber8 Lanarkshire South Lanarkshire £199,676.00 to provide trauma therapy to people with substance dependence and their families
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service West Dunbartonshire £246,400.00 to provide independent rights based advocacy support for 5 years across West Dunbartonshire, for individuals affected by problematic substance use, including those in recovery
Moving On (Inverclyde) Ltd Inverclyde £244,716.00 to provide a ‘second stage’ service for people who have achieved initial abstinence or a degree of stability in their substance use
My Support Day South Lanarkshire £241,200.00 to provide a Homework Club, wider family support, and opportunities for family bonding for children and families impacted by substance use
North Edinburgh Drug and Alcohol Centre Edinburgh City £86,162.00 to work with older individuals who use substances and who have poor mental health, who feel excluded and who historically find it difficult to engage or retain engagement with support, treatment, and recovery.
Recovery Ayr South Ayrshire £178,500.00 to support the delivery of Recovery Ayr’s Volunteering Involvement Experience Work (VIEW) delivered by a Volunteer Coordinator and Sessional Peer Workers
Second Chance Project Scotland Glasgow City £237,000.00 to maintain delivery of services, create a new overdose clinic, and deliver Naloxone training to service users.
Street Cones Glasgow City £146,850.00 to delivery a bespoke ‘Road to Change’ model for for 40 people per year who are in recovery from substance misuse
Street Connect West Dunbartonshire £90,135.00 to support the delivery of Street Outreach to those who are most at risk of drug related harm in West Dunbartonshire, and supporting these individuals into treatment and recovery
Street Connect Glasgow City £198,374.28 to provide accommodation and support to individuals who are seeking to build an independent life, free from substances, following completion of a residential or community recovery programme
Street Connect Renfrewshire £81,960.00 to support the delivery of Street Outreach to those who are most at risk of drug related harm in Paisley, alongside supporting these individuals into treatment and recovery
Street Connect Inverclyde £48,655.00 to support the delivery of Street Outreach to those who are most at risk of drug related harm in Greenock, alongside supporting these individuals into to treatment and recovery
Street Fit Scotland Edinburgh City £99,102.00 to work with individuals who use substances, to help build structure, increase confidence, build coping strategies, connect to suportive social networks, through participation in a programme of pysical and social activities
Teen Challenge Strathclyde Inverclyde £80,000.00 to recruit a Prison Worker and a Family Liaison Worker to deliver additional work
The Brock Garden Centre SCIO West Lothian £80,913.00 to support individuals who use drugs and who have chronic mental health, to better access mainstream addiction services
Transform Forth Valley Clackmannanshire £248,603.00 to support people who use substances, and who have backgrounds of offending or other challenging behaviour, through the Social Inclusion Project (SIP) in Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Vineburgh Community Association North Ayrshire £98,941.40 to deliver a programme of activities for the local community in Vineburgh, in particular, dedicated support for those affected by drug use
YOUTH INTERVENTIONS Renfrewshire £175,824.00 to provide 1 to 1 recovery support for young people who use substances and are at risk of becoming dependent

 

 

Local Support Fund – Micro Grants

Projects Awarded funding

Organisation Local Authority Funding Amount Project Aim
Accessible Tennis CIC Glasgow City £3,243.00 to deliver two 6 week activity blocks per year over 2 years exclusively for people who are in recovery from substance dependency
Bridge Recovery Cafe Aberdeenshire £5,000.00 to cover the costs of a 5-day residential trip within Scotland in Summer 2022 for up to 20 people in recovery from substance dependency
Love and Light Recovery Organisation North Lanarkshire £30,000.00 to run three weekly residential retreats per year (9 in total over 3 years), supporting 50 people per year; and to set up an information/advice centre for people with drug problems in West Lothian
New Life Recovery Hub CIC Glasgow City £9,980.00 to deliver recovery training sessions and well-being sessions for people in recovery from substance dependency
The Gowanbank Hub Glasgow City £10,000.00 to provide a range of one to one and group support to individuals impacted by drug use in the south Pollock area of Glasgow city.
Thurso Community Cafe Highland £45,500.00 to provide stability for the existing drug support service and allow for the development of a 12-step recovery programme.
Time to Heal Aberdeen City £30,000.00 to provide support to people impacted by domestic violence and substance use