The Scottish Government has made an investment of £20 million per year for the duration of the current Parliament (2018-19 – 2020-21). This investment through the Programme for Government is to support the delivery of services to reduce problem drug and alcohol use.
We have allocated this investment across three funding streams for 2018-19 which are:
- Local Improvement Fund: £17 million has been allocated to Integrated Authorities as part of a Local Improvement Fund.
- A Challenge Fund: £2 million has been allocated to this fund for 2018-19, which includes £750,000 for Homelessness/Housing First. This fund provides an opportunity for Integrated Authorities(IAs)/Alcohol and Drug Partnerships(ADPs) and their partners to bid for money to deliver long term system change. The Corra Foundation have agreed to manage this fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.
- National Development Projects Fund: £1 million has been allocated. This fund provides opportunities for joint approaches at both a national and local level through projects of national significance.