Funding to improve support for people affected by alcohol and drug use

The second round of the Scottish Government Misuse Challenge Fund (managed by Corra Foundation) is now open to applications from Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and Integrated Authorities, exploring with partners new ways of working.

The fund will support preventative approaches to harm caused by alcohol and drugs.

It will aim to break down the barriers that get in the way of people accessing support so that they get the right support at the right time.

The fund reflects the rights based approach set out in Scotland’s strategy (Rights, respect and recovery) to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths.

As part of this, proposals to the fund will be reviewed by a panel of people with lived experience of alcohol or drug use, with their expertise informing final funding decisions.

Interested partners, Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships and Integrated Authorities are invited to the Challenge Fund event in Glasgow on Monday October 21. This will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and receive peer feedback on potential proposals for those committed to eradicating barriers to alcohol and drug support.

To find out more and to register to attend please visit

For more information about the Challenge Fund please visit