Thursday, February 05, 2015


The Scotch Whisky Association has today announced that it has reopened its Scotch Whisky Action Fund, and has invited projects from across Scotland that are working to tackle alcohol related harm to apply for funding.

The fund was set up in 2013 by the Scotch Whisky Association, to provide £100,000 funding each year until 2018 to initiatives addressing alcohol misuse.

The Scotch Whisky action Fund extends the SWA's
commitment to promoting responsible drinking.

The fund is looking to support and develop a range of initiatives that deliver targeted interventions to tackle alcohol-related harms in areas relating to young people, families and communities.

Commenting on the news, David Frost, Scotch Whisky Association, Chief Executive, said: "We are committed to tackling alcohol misuse. We want to support projects that are contributing towards preventing and reducing misuse among young people, communities and families. We hope a wide range of initiatives will apply for funding."

Applications are welcome from innovative or pilot initiatives which test new approaches and from existing projects demonstrating success in reducing harm.

Last year eight local initiatives were selected by an awards panel to receive funding. They are spread across Scotland from the island of Islay to Aberdeenshire and are a mix of new and established projects. The closing date for applications is June 30th.

Source: Scotch Whisky Association