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$280K available through new addictions recovery support fund


Applications have opened for a new addictions recovery peer support fund, the NWT government announced on Tuesday.

In a news release, the territory said the fund helps “eligible organizations provide their own peer support programs, groups, and activities specific to addictions recovery and harm reduction approaches.”

There is $280,000 available through two streams: a training stream that can provide up to $100,000 so people are trained to deliver programs like self-management, recovery training, or Wellbriety; and a $180,000 basic funding pot for activities like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, healing circles, and community gatherings with recovery speakers.

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Community based organizations are allowed to apply for both streams.

However, the funding can’t be used toward facilitation costs – including salaries, gifts, and travel – capital expenses, or multi-year projects.

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