Tayside and Central Scotland

Tayside alcohol charity given £104,000 government grant

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Image caption Tayside Council on Alcohol has been given £104,776 to help support young women affected by alcohol misuse

A Tayside Charity that helps local people who have been affected by the misuse of alcohol has been given a grant of more than £104,000.

Tayside Council on Alcohol has been awarded £104,776 from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme.

The money help fund the charity's ten week group intervention project, designed to help support young women.

The Home and Away Programme is a Scottish government scheme to create a 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy.

Tayside Council on Alcohol has been working with people suffering from alcohol misuse for the last 30 years.

Support women

The charity said the award would greatly benefit the women they are trying to help.

Their Director, Eric Knox, 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."

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.

The £1.2 million marks the second tranche of funding from the £5 million Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme.

Vital help

To date, just over £2 million has been distributed to projects across Scotland.

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: "This fresh wave of funding will support those projects in Scotland which play a vital role in helping people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

"Each and every project is focused on making a difference to those who need help with their daily lives.

"Already we're seeing how the legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including this Home and Away programme, is positively impacting the lives of people across the country."

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