Partnership Drugs Initiative

Date: 23rd February 2011

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has announced that its Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) is now open for applications. The overall aim of the PDI is to increase the well-being of children and young people affected by drugs and alcohol.

In particular the Foundations want to support:

  • Children and young people affected by parental substance issues (drugs and alcohol);
  • Pre-teen children at high risk of developing problems with drugs and alcohol;
  • Young people who are developing or have established substance use problems (drugs and alcohol).

There is a two-stage application process for the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) awards. Applicants need to be registered charities based in Scotland and they will need to work with their local Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP) to complete an initial outline application. Your ADP will need to submit the completed form.

Funding is available for up to three years. There is no minimum or maximum funding level but the average grant tends to be between £80,000 and £10,000 over three years.

Projects will still need to identify 50% matched funding for proposals and support and endorsement from the ADP is also a requirement for receiving support.

The closing date for submitting the initial outline application form is the 25th March 2011.