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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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.


The Improvement fund will support drug service resources, with a particular focus on supporting organisations which deliver residential rehabilitation and associated services. This fund aims to support projects which provide fast and appropriate access to treatment and care, and that support people by taking a rights-based and whole family approach. This means the fund is prioritising applications which relate to:

  • Increasing Residential Rehabilitation provision and capacity will be the top priority
  • Recovery Housing and Aftercare will be the second priority
  • Supportive pathways into Residential Rehabilitation will be the third priority

The Fund will also be open to work that improves the quality of and access to support services that are not connected to Residential Rehabilitation. This includes projects that focus on improvement pathways, harm reduction support, additional capacity, workforce development and/or support for family members.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applicants must be currently delivering frontline services in Scotland to support people who use drugs, people in recovery and/or their families.

Applicants can be charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations that have independent governance and an asset lock.

When to apply

Applications close at 1pm on 1 December 2022.

Next deadline: 1 Dec 2022

How to apply

Email or phone the Corra Team to arrange a chat. Following your conversation with one of Corra’s Grant Advisors, a link to the online application form will then be sent on to you.All applicants to the Improvement Fund will need to provide a letter of support from theirlocal Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) Chair or Co-ordinator.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Families

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