The funding is from Partnership Drugs Initiative, which supports third sector groups to increase opportunities, wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and families affected by alcohol and drugs. This is currently funded through a partnership between the Scottish Government and Corra Foundation.
The Partnership Drugs Initiative team at Corra works closely with funded projects, to share insights and support positive change for children and families. These insights have informed two action research projects, Everyone Has a Story and Connections Are Key, each exploring the importance of listening and approaches to supporting families.
Corra’s work has three main themes – voice, power and change. These are reflected in the Partnership Drugs Initiative, which was the first of Corra’s programmes to involve children and young people directly in the decision making process.
Corra Foundation Acting Chief Executive Carolyn Sawers said:
“It’s a privilege for Corra to support projects working to make a big difference to the lives of children and young people affected by drugs and alcohol. This work is often at the heart of communities; listening to local families and supporting them to build positive futures. We know that in Scotland we face big challenges around drugs and alcohol and that a crucial part of our response must be to support and learn from the excellent work done by the third sector.”
Find out more about Partnership Drugs Initiative here.
Notes to editors:
- Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. In 2020 Corra launched a ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.
- Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) provides funding to charities supporting children, young people and families affected by alcohol and drugs. PDI is a partnership between Scottish Government and Corra Foundation.