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Funding for drugs projects


More than £420,000 has been allocate in the latest round of the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI)

Funding for vital work to support the fight against drugs in Scotland has been announced.

Charities across Scotland at the heart of supporting children, young people and their families affected by alcohol and drugs have received a funding boost.

Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) has announced funding of over £420,000 to support four projects that put human rights and relationships at the heart of their work with families. Tayside Council on Alcohol, Circle and Aberlour will all work to enable parents and carers to improve their wellbeing, whilst supporting children to reach their full potential.

Since 2001, PDI has been funded through a partnership between the Scottish Government and Corra Foundation. They share a commitment to working alongside local partners and projects to make a collective difference to families in Scotland.

Maree Todd MSP, minister for children and young people, said: “I am pleased the Scottish Government is able to support these projects through PDI grants. The vital services these projects provide will play a fundamental role in supporting families affected by alcohol and drugs to realise their rights, build nurturing relationships and be part of their community.”

Joy Barlow MBE, Corra Foundation trustee and chair of the PDI Steering Group, said: “These projects will enable children, young people and families to have their voices heard and access the support that’s right for them. I am delighted to see compassionate relationship-based support continue to flourish in Scotland.”

Relationships underpin the PDI approach and earlier in 2020 Corra Foundation launched Connections Are Key. This research project explored the role of relationship-based practice in supporting families affected by alcohol and drugs. Read the research report and recommendations online.



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