The Family Recovery Initiative Fund offers one-off grants of up to £1500 to groups that support families affected by alcohol and drugs in Scotland. The Fund is designed to support independent groups led by family/ community members and is particularly keen to encourage applications from people wishing to set up a new group. The Fund also accepts applications from existing groups.
The aim of the Family Recovery Initiative Fund is to improve the wellbeing of family members affected by someone else’s substance misuse. Wellbeing is improved by social inclusion, because people connect with other people, can participate in group activities, and can access support.
The Fund opened on the 7th March 2018 and has been a huge success so far with over 45 applications from families groups in Scotland. To date the fund has awarded a total of £30,705.50 to 22 different groups.
The next round of applications is open and the deadline is Friday 28th September.