Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Dependence Grants 2024/26 - Application Window Now Open!

Posted on: 18 Sep 2023

Grants will be available to organisations and groups within Derbyshire which support people to achieve and sustain recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. This grant will be for two years.

You will be applying for a single, non-recurring grant up to a maximum of £75,000 (£37,500 per year) including VAT and all other costs.  Organisations will also be expected to deliver a Recovery Month event each year as part of their application.

Recovery is about individuals gaining and maintaining control of their lives, improving their physical and mental wellbeing, having purpose in life and being able to fulfil their potential.

Aim of the Grant
The aim of the grant, which is funded through Derbyshire County Council’s Public Health Department, is to financially support organisations over a period of two years, who can provide meaningful activity and positively increase social connections amongst people in or working towards recovery.

This could be done in several ways and innovative ideas for providing this support are welcome.

This support could include, but is not limited to, activities to:
• Improve physical and mental health and wellbeing
• Provide purposeful activity, including education, skills training, volunteering, and employment
• Help develop social networks
• Connect people in recovery
• Develop financial capability
• Develop positive thinking and effective decision making
• Build confidence and self-esteem

You will also have to demonstrate how your proposal offers good value for money.

Who can apply?
The Council would encourage applications from voluntary and community sector organisations that currently have a presence in Derbyshire and demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and potential issues that may arise in such a geographically diverse county.

For further information regarding making an application you can visit Derbyshire County Council's website - Recovery from alcohol and drug dependence grant - Derbyshire County Council

To make an application, please email - - and you will be sent an application pack.


  • Thursday 14 September 2023 - Application process opens
  • Thursday 19 October 2023 - Application process closes
  • End of January 2024 - Announcement of successful bidders
  • Monday, 01 April 2024 – Projects commence
  • Tuesday, 31 March 2026 – Projects finish

If you still have questions about the application process, please send these to:

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