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Addiction and Recovery Covid-19 Response Fund launched

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Collective Voice is delighted to launch the Addiction and Recovery Covid-19 Response Fund.


Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations have been at the forefront of supporting people during the COVID-19 crisis. The Response Fund will support additional or adapted drug and/or alcohol support necessitated by the crisis – for service users or family members already supported, or for those not yet accessing drug/alcohol treatment.

The government has made available £750m to support VCSE organisations during the COVID-19 crisis. The Addiction and Recovery Response Fund has £322,035 available and contains funds drawn from this package (held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and supplemented by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Key dates
  • The fund was launched today, Wednesday 8 July 2020.
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 10 August 2020.
  • Funds must be spent by 31 October 2020 but can be used to fund work dating back to 1 April 2020.
How to apply

The documents below give you everything you need to apply.

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Collective Voice is the national charity working to improve England’s drug and alcohol treatment and recovery systems