ACVO Opportunities


The Family Recovery Initiative Fund

Funding available: Max £1,500

Applications close: 31/12/2023

About this fund

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.

Fund award sizes: maximum: £1,500

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
Contact SFAD for details. Applications will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks of receipt.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Family Recovery Initiative Fund, the first step is to contact Debra Nelson or Tich Watson at Scottish Families to discuss your idea. Contact details are available on the SFAD website.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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The Family Recovery Initiative Fund


Funding available: Max £1,500

Applications close: 31/12/2023

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