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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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SFAD - The Family Recovery Initiative Fund


The Family Recovery Initiative Fund can offer one-off grants to groups that support families affected by alcohol and drugs in Scotland. Its aim is to improve the wellbeing of family members affected by someone else’s substance misuse. Well-being is improved by social inclusion, because people connect with other people, can participate in group activities, and can access support. It is funded by the Scottish Government Substance Misuse Unit.

The fund can support a variety of activities including set up costs, running costs, training, events, marketing, travel, activities and networking.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

The fund welcomes applications from all communities and all areas of Scotland. Your group will need two or more individuals, an organisational bank account and an annual income of less than £50,000.

When to apply

The deadlines for the next rounds are: 24 April and 29 May

Next deadline: 24th Apr 2021

How to apply

Applications form and guidance on the funder website. If you would like to talk about your idea, need help finding a partner, or have any other questions please contact Susie McClue, Connecting Families Development Officer, on 0141 465 7524. Please contact the main office 0141 465 7523 if Susie is unavailable.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Families

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Last reviewed 13 days ago

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Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs