Cash for al­co­hol project

Ayrshire Post - - News -

An East Ayr­shire project is one of 13 across Scot­land to re­ceive fund­ing from a na­tional pot.

Yip­world’s Stomp­ing Ground scheme is among those bid­ding to tackle al­co­hol mis­use.

The Scotch Whisky As­so­ci­a­tion ( SWA) has granted awards to the groups in the hope de­mon drink can be tack­led.

The ac­tiv­ity marks the fifth round of awards from the Scotch Whisky Ac­tion Fund, set up by the SWA in 2013.

The fund is man­aged by in­de­pen­dent charity, Foun­da­tion Scot­land and has made grants to­talling £ 175,000 this year.

Dame Joan Stringer, who chaired the awards panel, said: “The 13 projects which will ben­e­fit from fund­ing this year have the po­ten­tial to change lives and steer vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple away from the dan­gers of al­co­hol mis­use.”

Projects from Edinburgh to Oban were awarded money.

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