Corra Foundation

The Corra Foundation distributes funds to recognised charities in Scotland which are focused on improving the quality of life for people in Scotland who are disadvantaged.

Henry Duncan Awards - Mainly fund small grassroots charities working in their own local communities with people facing disadvantage, especially among the following groups:

  • Vulnerable children and young people.
  • Isolated older people.
  • Carers.
  • Families in poverty.
  • People affected by disability or mental health issues.

Registered charities with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply for one-off awards up to £7,000 through this programme. Trustees hold six Board meetings a year to consider applications. The final closing date for applications was 4 March 2019. A review is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 with applications being opened again in 2020.

Partnership Drugs Initiative - Promotes voluntary sector work with vulnerable children and young people affected by substance misuse. Its specific aims are to increase the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland up to 25 years of age and are affected by alcohol and drugs and help develop and influence both local and national policy. Groups targeted are:

  • Children and young people in families in which parents misuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Pre-teen children who are at risk of developing problems with alcohol and other drugs.
  • Young people in need of support due to their own issues with alcohol and drugs.

The PDI has a two-stage application process with two rounds of support each year.

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