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Published: October 20, 2022

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National Drugs Mission Funds

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Drugs Mission, funding has been made available through four funds. The funds support a range of approaches, including improving access to Residential Rehabilitation and other treatment options; support for frontline community services; and support for children and families affected by drug use.  Corra Foundation is supporting the administration of these four funding streams:

  • Children and Families Fund (closing 1st December 2022 at 1pm)
  • Improvement Fund (closing 1st December 2022 at 1pm)
  • Micro grants (rolling grant programme)
  • Local Support Fund (rolling grant programme)

More information about each of the funds, including information on the application process and criteria is available on the Corra Foundation website or you can contact the team to discuss your application at wellbeingteam@corra.scot.

 

Children and Families Fund 

The Children and Families Fund is focused on community-based organisations with significant experience in supporting children and families affected by drugs and which deliver frontline services. This fund is intended to help these organisations to sustain, stabilise or increase capacity, extend, or improve services and/or meet identified gaps in service provision.

  • Multi-year grants available, up to four years.
  • Open to public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations that have independent governance and an asset lock.
  • Funding of up to £100,000 per year.

 

Improvement Fund 

The Improvement Fund is designed to provide additional resource to organisations that support people who use drugs, people in recovery and their families. It aims to support projects which provide fast and appropriate access to Residential Rehabilitation and other forms of treatment and care, and which take collaborative, rights-based approaches to support people so that they can easily access the right support at the right time.

  • Multi-year grants available, up to four years.
  • A portion of this fund is reserved for projects delivering Residential Rehabilitation (RR) and associated services.
  • Open to public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations that have independent governance and an asset lock.
  • Funding of up to £100,000 (or £200,000 for RR) per year.

 

Local Support Fund

The Local Support Fund is focused on community-based organisations delivering frontline services to support people who use drugs, people who are in recovery and their families. It aims to facilitate rights-based, relational support for people so that they can easily access the right support at the right time.

  • Open to organisations with an annual income of up to £500,000.
  • Applicants can be charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations.
  • Funding of up to £50,000 per year for four years.

 

Micro Grants

The Local Support Fund – Micro Grants are focused on supporting small community-based groups to deliver frontline services to support people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and/or families affected by someone else’s drug use.

  • Micro Grants are for organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000
  • Applicants can be charities, social enterprises or constituted community/voluntary groups that operate on a not-for-profit basis.
  • Funding from £1,000 to £10,000 per year for up to four years can be requested.

 

Below you will find the webpage which provides further information on each fund as well as criteria documents, application form guidance, and information on how to apply.

Review the flowchart for information on each of the funds available to see if your organisation is eligible to apply.

National Drugs Mission Funds – Corra web page

National Drugs Mission Funds – Flowchart

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