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  • The Way Forward for Families Partnership funding open

    Created: 12/02/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
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    The Way Forward for Families Partnership funding programme opens following a review and re-design of the Partnership Drugs Initiative. This fund is delivered in partnership with Corra Foundation and Scottish Government. It will continue to focus on improving the lives and outcomes for children, young people and families in Scotland who are affected by drugs and alcohol.

    The programme will distribute £615,000 in grants. Applicants can apply for up to £250,000 over three years and a minimum of 50% matched funding must be in place in each funding year. Decision-making the Way Forward for Families Fund will be led by a group of young people with lived experience of the impact of drugs and alcohol. 

    What you can apply for 

    • Grants of up to £250,000 over a three-year period, are available, for partnerships who are currently delivering work which directly supports children, young people and families affected by drugs and alcohol
    • Funding can be used for a range of project costs – e.g. staff costs, activity costs, volunteer costs, costs which support participation and engagement, research and evaluation

    They are unable to accept applications for capital development – they can fund equipment costs where these are not the predominate focus of the project, but cannot fund building or restoration works, or large/fixed equipment costs.

    Who can apply 

    To apply for this fund your organisations should:

    • Be a charity registered in Scotland (registered with OSCR)
    • Be delivering services for children, young people and families affected by drugs and alcohol
    • Have endorsement from a relevant public sector partner
    • Have formal partnership arrangements with public sector partner for delivery of the project
    • Be able to demonstrate at least 50% matched funding in each funding year

    How to apply

    Any organisation interested in applying for funding should contact Corra by e-mailing [email protected], or phoning 0131 444 4020 to arrange an initial welcome chat, before completing the online application form.

    More information, including full criteria and guidance, can be found on the Way Forward for Families Partnership webpage. 

    The closing date for initial enquiries is Tuesday 19 March 2024. This will be followed by a conversation with a member of Corra's team, with full applications due via the online application portal by 2.00pm on Tuesday 26 march 2024.

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