New cash for tackling addiction
Groundbreaking work in Brighton & Hove to help communities and families tackle the impact of addiction and the anti-social behaviour it can cause has been awarded new European Union funding.
The £90,000 award comes two years after Brighton & Hove City Council was awarded more than £200,000 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVA 2-Seas Crossborder Cooperation Programme to deliver a three-year project called Communities and Families Tackling Addiction (CAFTA).
The CAFTA project has involved working with two European partners – Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Calais in France – to share good practice and improve services for communities and individuals affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.
The new funding has been awarded as a part of INTERREG’s Cluster Initiative to deliver a new programme titled Safer Neighbourhoods Approach (SNAP) project in 2014. Through SNAP, we are working with several partners from across the 2-Seas programme area to sustain, promote and develop the success of the CAFTA project. This will be achieved by:
- Staging an event in Antwerp for all partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders to promote our work and share experiences.
- Producing a publication featuring the work undertaken by all the cluster partners as a guide to good practice in the field.
- Piloting a new activity based on further learning from our partners.
- Concentrating our efforts to sustain the work, activities and learning of the CAFTA project.
- A series of crossborder network events where we will exchange models, learning and best practice.
In Brighton & Hove both SNAP and CAFTA are delivered by the Safe in the City Projects Team
For more information visit CAFTA blog: www.caftablog.org