Scotch Whisky Action Fund
09 Dec 2013
Scotch Whisky Action Fund To Tackle
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has established a fund to
tackle alcohol-related harm as an extension of its commitment to
addressing misuse and promoting responsible drinking.
The £500,000 Scotch Whisky Action Fund complements the work of
the SWA's members. A total of £100,000 will be available each year
from 2014 to 2018 to projects working to reduce alcohol-related
harm in Scotland.
What the fund will do
The fund will invest in projects from charities and other
organisations that work to reduce the impact of alcohol-related
harm in Scotland's communities. The Scotch Whisky Action Fund will
be managed by Foundation Scotland, an independent charity.
The Scotch Whisky Action Fund will support and develop projects
and initiatives delivering targeted interventions to tackle harm
among young people aged 18 and under, families affected by misuse
and communities suffering as a result of irresponsible or excessive
consumption of alcohol. Research commissioned by the SWA revealed
that more work, and funding, is required to develop existing
initiatives and support new programmes to combat misuse across
these three themes. The fund would particularly welcome
applications from innovative or pilot initiatives which aim to test
new approaches within these themes.
Applying for support
Applications for support of new projects can seek an award of up
to £10,000; existing initiatives, with a proven track record, can
receive help up to £25,000.
The fund will open again for applications in January
Organisations interested in finding out more or applying for
funding should visit