Drug & Alcohol Relief Fund
We are delighted to offer this one-off programme for 2017-18, thanks to a generous donation from the Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL) following its closure. For 35 years, DASL’s core work focused on providing community services to meet the health and social needs of local people, valuing the capacities that individuals and communities have to be able to develop resilience and find solutions to challenges. The Drug & Alcohol Relief Fund will enable DASL’s work to continue and we encourage applications from small organisations which are firmly rooted in their local communities.

The Fund is available across London for work which supports people affected by drug and alcohol addiction, and their families. We know that there are a number of factors which lead to an individual developing an addiction and that this can have a negative impact on every area of their life. This fund will therefore support all work which will help a person to achieve and sustain recovery, as well as preventative work to help individuals identify risky behaviour that might lead to a later addiction. The fund will also help families to cope with the stress of addiction and to support their family member’s recovery process.

Fund Themes
Applications must address at least one of the following Themes:
1. The prevention of alcohol problems, substance misuse and related diseases – in particular but not exclusively, through support with finances, employment, relationships, health and housing.
2. The provision of support services for people with substance misuse problems and their families – such as therapy, information, advice and guidance (IAG) and if necessary, treatment.
3. Social inclusion – helping people with drug and alcohol problems to feel part of their community and preventing people from becoming socially excluded. This can include support for individuals, families and communities affected by drug or alcohol addiction.

Grant size                                          £2,500-£10,000 for projects of up to one year
Income threshold                           Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of less than £1m
Deadline for applications             5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017

Click here for further information: http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/overview.aspx?showgrants=all#grant-81

Please contact Donna Yay on donna.yay@londoncf.org.uk or 020 7582 5117 for further information.