Scottish National Drugs Mission Improvement Fund Accepting Applications

Public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations in Scotland can apply for funding to deliver projects that support drug service resources and improve access to support services.

Grants are available for the public sector and not-for-profit organisations delivering frontline services in Scotland to support people who use drugs, people in recovery, and their families.

The Improvement Fund will support projects that provide fast and appropriate access to treatment and care that are based on collaborative approaches that support people by taking a rights-based and whole-family approach. Focus will be given to supporting organisations that deliver rehabilitation and associated services.

Priority will be given to projects that relate to:

  • Recovery Housing and Aftercare.
  • Increasing residential rehabilitation provision and capacity.
  • Supportive Pathways into Residential Rehabilitation.

Two levels of grants are available:

  • Grants of up to £200,000 per year for up to three years for residential rehabilitation and associated services.
  • Grants of up to £100,000 per year for up to three years for service development and improvements (in this round these are only open to existing grant holders that have previously been funded through the Improvement Fund for one or two years).

Funding can be used for service development and improvements which may include additional staffing, new equipment, minor refurbishments etc. Any monies awarded must be spent in full by September 2027.

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2023 (13:00).

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