Drugs services support – local micro grants

Lisa Paton

The Scottish Government is leading a national mission to improve lives affected by drug use, backed by significant additional resources. 

Corra Foundation will be supporting the Scottish Government with their funding processes and applications are now being welcomed to the Local Support Fund - Micro Grants.

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 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.

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. Applicants should help deliver or support the Scottish Government’s alcohol and drug treatment strategy, ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery’ and must already be delivering support in Scotland to people affected by drug use, and/or their families.

Funding of between £1,000 to £10,000 per year for up to five years can be requested. The funding can support day to day running costs, project costs, training, new or existing activities, small pieces of equipment, expansion costs, etc. 

For more information and to apply, please visit Corra Foundation's website