Get funding to develop activities in your local community

The Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) in partnership with The Alcohol Service (TAS) are offering the opportunity for community groups and individuals to access funding to develop projects and activities in their local area.

We have two funds that you can apply to Big Ideas and The Innovation Fund:

Big idea small grant awards is aimed towards people who would like to test out their innovative idea or want to develop a smaller project. You can apply for up to £250 worth of products that you need to make the project happen. 

Innovation-Fund-Application-Sept 2020 is aimed supporting individuals or small groups to make big ideas happen and We can provide between £500 and £2500 for face to face projects or up to £1000 for projects taking place online. We want to help local people to launch ideas and programs that will help to reduce social isolation and improve the ‘five ways to wellbeing’.

We especially like to fund initiatives that try to do things a bit differently, uses existing resources in new ways and offer opportunities for members of the community to get involved.  If your idea reaches the critea of the fund you will be invited to meet (virtually) with our panel of staff and service users. 

We are more than happy to support you through your application process so please contact

Big idea small grant awards

Innovation-Fund-Application-Sept 2020

Innovation-fund-fact-sheet-Sept 2020

Innovation-fund-guidance-notes-Sept 2020

Project Budget sheet