Scottish Government’s Residential Rehabilitation Rapid Capacity Programme Reopens

Not-for-profit groups working in the drugs sector in Scotland can apply for funding to support an increase in the capacity of residential rehabilitation services.

The Scottish Government is offering grants of up to £2 million for not-for-profit organisations working in the drugs sector, including integration authorities, alcohol, and drug partnerships, third sector organisations and grassroots/community organisations, to support access to, and increase the provision of, residential rehabilitation in Scotland.

The Residential Rehabilitation Rapid Capacity Programme (RRRCP) will support projects that increase capacity in residential rehabilitation services and align with the national priorities for residential rehabilitation:

  • Increase the capacity of residential rehabilitation services.
  • Improve pathways for vulnerable groups and those with complex needs.
  • Embed aftercare as a core component of residential rehabilitation and ensure rehab is seen in the context of wider community services and support
  • Overcome barriers to access (including medication barriers, Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis, and attitudinal).
  • Establish clear and sustainable funding pathways.

For the second cycle of funding, priority will be given to projects that address discrepancies of provision in local areas by taking a regional or national approach.

The RRRCP provides initial capital investment to unblock the delivery of new or improved infrastructure and, where necessary, revenue for up to 2025-26.

The deadline for applications is 9 January 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)