SRC Recovery Seed Fund

The Scottish Recovery Consortium is thrilled to announce the launch of the Recovery Seed Fund, a fund that aims to help smaller, newer or less-developed Lived Experience Recovery groups & orgs develop to become more efficient, confident and sustainable.
You can find out more at .

This fund is available to all new (under 12 months) & unconstituted Lived Experience recovery groups/organisations, with an initial award of up to £5000 on offer to help towards start-up & running costs. A key advantage of this fund is the additional on-going support that will be given to develop your group/organisation to become sustainable, skilled and independent.
Enquiries are encouraged for this exciting new opportunity.

Who can apply

The aim of the fund is to develop and support substance and/or behaviour Lived Experience recovery organisations to trial, grow and develop their ideas, services or products and build organisational capacity.

You can apply for the SRC Seed fund if you are a substance and/or behaviour Lived Experience Recovery Organisation/voluntary group (LERO).  This is defined as an organisation that has autonomy or independence, are led by understanding, knowledgeable staff or volunteers, with people of lived experience of recovery running the group.


  1. You should be over 16
  2. Your organisation or group is less than 12 months old, or unconstituted if you have been active for longer
  3. Your organisation/group must have an income of less than £30,000 a year
  4. There must be at least three people on your board/management committee
  5. Your organization or activity should be delivered in Scotland
  6. The activities of the enterprise do not involve political campaigning or the advancement of religion
  7. The enterprise is an independent organisation and not the project or subsidiary of an existing body
  8. The enterprise aims to provide direct social benefit or awareness to individuals, communities working within recovery.

For a full list of eligibility and guidance on the application process, click here.

For further information, an informal chat or to find out about the application process, please contact Fiona McQueen at

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