Recovery in the Community

Once you have finished treatment, it’s easy to forget everything you’ve learned and resort to old coping strategies. This is why aftercare is vital!

By attending aftercare sessions or groups, you will continue to develop and build on your Recovery.

There are lots of different options in your community, such as:

  • SMART Groups
  • AA/NA/CA
  • Community Hubs
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Recovery Cafés
  • Health and Well-being
  • Recovery Check in/out
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Walking/Running Groups

You can ask you worker about groups in your area.

Building your own Recovery groups and activities

We can also help you create new groups and activities, with the aid of small grants…

The Building Recovery in the Community Fund

If you have an idea for a recovery community group or activity that you would like to run, or if you already run activities across North Yorkshire that you would like to open up to the recovery community, then we’d love to hear from you.

The Building Recovery in the Community Fund provides small grants, up to £500, for activities which help develop and support ‘Recovery in the Community’ in North Yorkshire.

For more information and to apply, please complete the application form  and email it to

FAQs about The Building Recovery in the Community Fund

How much can I apply for? 

You can apply for up to £1000.

What is ‘the recovery community’? 

The project must benefit citizens of North Yorkshire who are affected by or recovering from substance addictions. Activities should be open to anyone in recovery (and their support network if appropriate) and be intended to develop a group or community which helps sustain recovery.

Who can apply? 

Individuals or groups can apply. Your group can be formal (constituted, with a bank account) or informal (un-constituted with no group bank account).

When will we receive the funds?

It may take up to 4 weeks for us to process your application. If successful:

  • For un-constituted groups and individuals, the grant will be paid on receipt of invoices for the activities (direct from the supplier if necessary) and/or expense claims with receipts. We will discuss this with you if successful.
  • For constituted groups with a bank account in the group’s name, the grant will be paid into the bank account and groups will be expected to keep a detailed record of all expenditure. If successful we will ask you to invoice us for the amount agreed.

The Building Recovery in the Community Fund is a fund managed by Changing Lives on behalf of North Yorkshire Horizons. If you have any questions about the fund, please contact:

Steve Flood; 07923 214808 or