It is the third phase of community-based pilot initiatives using theatre, peer-led drama, outdoor activities and sport to help combat drug misuse.
42 projects are to be funded throughout Scotland ranging from £20,000 for Greater Glasgow Drug Action Team to £550 for Cranstonhill Crime Prevention Panel.
Announcing the funding today, Scottish minister of state James Douglas-Hamilton said:
The funding has been allocated in order to implement a recommendation in the Report of the Drugs Task Force that pilot community drug action projects should be developed with the intention that those which are successful might be applied on a wider basis. A total sum of £328,000 was allocated for the previous two phases of the programme during 1995-96.