Job and funding opportunities – W/c 31/10/2022

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Circle: Family Outreach Worker

Circle are currently seeking applications for a Fathers’ Worker, as part of their West Lothian Project, providing support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with children, or are looking to establish contact. The Outreach Worker will be responsible for:

  • Enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  • Supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance use and attendant risks
  • Working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

All information on the job description and how to apply can be accessed here. Closing date 9th November 2022.

Evaluation of the Scottish Government Residential Rehab Programme

Public Health Scotland is currently commissioning three external research projects, as part of their evaluation of the Scottish Government Residential Rehabilitation Programme. These three projects will support the development of baseline information for the evaluation. The three projects explore access to rehab, perceptions of rehab and post-rehab support. The research briefs can be found on the Public Health Scotland webpage. The deadlines for submitting a proposal are 15th, 16th and 22nd November respectively.

National Drugs Mission Funds

As part of the Scottish Government’s National Drugs Mission, funding has been made available to support a range of approaches, including improving access to Residential Rehabilitation and other treatment options; support for frontline community services; and support for children and families affected by drug use. Corra Foundation is supporting four funding streams:

  • Children and Families Fund (closing date 1st December at 1pm)
  • Improvement Fund (closing date 1st December at 1pm)
  • Micro grants (rolling grant programme)
  • Local support fund (rolling grant programme)

More information about each of the funds, including information on the application process and criteria is available here. You can also contact the Corra team to discuss your application at

Digital Lifelines small grants fund

Digital Lifelines Scotland is on a mission to help people at risk of drug related harm to connect digitally with those that care about them and services that support them. The project will build on this connection to design new and better ways for people to access health, care and support services so that they get the help they need when they need it.

The Digital Lifelines small grants fund is to support small, local organisations to continue or extend digital inclusion activities with people at risk of death from a drug overdose and those who care about and support them. Grants to a maximum of £10k for up to twelve-months are available for local voluntary and community organisations.

Applications are open now, with a closing date of 12pm on 18th November. Decisions will be made before Christmas. For more information and to apply, access some further guidance here.

Categories: Funding & Grant opportunitiesPublished On: November 2, 2022

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