Funding for Tayside Council on Alchohol

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Tayside Council on Alcohol was announced last week as one of the projects to benefit from the latest £1.2 million of grant funding from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme.

The charity has received a grant of £104,776 to help fund its 10-week group intervention programme, designed to help support young women in Tayside who are affected by the misuse of alcohol.

Tayside Council on Alcohol is one of 11 projects across Scotland awarded funding to help support those who are disadvantaged or face tough challenges in their lives.

Jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Sport Relief, the Home and Away Programme forms an important part of the Government’s commitment to leaving a lasting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Eric Knox, Director of Tayside Council on Alcohol, said: “We’re delighted to have received funding from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme. This money will help us support young women living in Tayside through a ten week intervention programme to tackle alcohol issues, raise their self-esteem, confidence and engagement in education.”