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Drinkaware creates £1 million community grants fund

Howard Lake | 13 February 2009 | News

The Drinkaware Trust (Drinkaware), the UK charity which aims to reduce alcohol harm. is offering £1 million in grants to community groups that are tackling alcohol misuse.
The ‘Drinkaware Grants’ scheme aims to tackle the growing problem of alcohol misuse in the UK by funding new and existing alcohol education initiatives which aim to change people’s attitudes to alcohol on a local, regional and national level.
Alcohol Control Area
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Drinkaware Grants are available to a wide range of impactful projects, from film production and theatre workshops to youth conferences and large-scale partnerships. They can include peer-led education and awareness-raising among disadvantaged groups who are at risk from alcohol misuse.
Funding is open to organisations working with under-18s and 25-44 year olds in any part of the UK. Charities, community and other voluntary organisations can apply for funding towards new and existing projects, as well as piloting ideas that have wider potential.
There are three levels of awards:
* Ideas Fund, up to £2,000
* Awareness Projects, up to £25,000
* Big Impact Award, up to £100,000
Drinkaware’s CEO, Chris Sorek said: “The current economic crisis can be tough on voluntary organisations so it’s vital Drinkaware supports communities and charities who want to change alcohol culture in the UK. By responding to community need, impactful and innovative education projects can tackle the roots of alcohol misuse, make a positive difference to people’s lives and create widespread change.”