Whisky makers tackle alcohol misuse

Scotch Whisky Action Fund project

Fifteen local initiatives fighting alcohol misuse from Ayrshire to Elgin have received grants from the Scotch Whisky Action Fund in its latest round of awards.

The fund was set up in 2013 by the Scotch Whisky Association to tackle alcohol misuse and promote responsible drinking. It supports and develops a range of initiatives that deliver targeted interventions to tackle alcohol-related harms in young people, families and communities.

Among the projects which received funding in this round are alcohol awareness programmes, schemes supporting children affected by parental alcohol misuse and other initiatives such as workshops, arts therapy, group and one-to-one sessions.

Karen Betts, Scotch Whisky Association Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to support these initiatives working in their communities to prevent and reduce misuse and would encourage organisations to apply for the latest round of funding.”

The fund is now open for new applications with a deadline of the June 29, 2018.