UK Charity Number: 208554
THROUGH CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ECONOMIC, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF BEVERAGE ALCOHOL USE. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PROVIDING GRANTS TO OTHER CHARITIES, PUBLISHING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL, ORGANIZING CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS AND OTHER ADVOCACY INITIATIVES. THE CHARITY OPERATES THROUGHOUT THE UK AND IS ALSO ACTIVE IN THE EU AND WORLDWIDE.
One-time overt Prohibitionists now playing the long game. The Alliance House Foundation is a well established temperance group and a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance (formed 2007). It funds the Institute for Alcohol Studies.
The Alliance House Foundation started life in 1853 as the UK Alliance for the Suppression of the Traffic in all Intoxicating Liquors. This Prohibitionist outfit changed its name to the UK Temperance Alliance in 1942, before adopting its current name in 2003.
As a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance, the group campaigns for:
- Increased taxation on alcohol
- A ban on alcohol advertising before 9.00 pm and in cinemas apart from 18 rated films
- Promotional material to carry information on health related harm
- The drink driving limit to be reduced to the EU standard of 0.5g/l and a near zero limit for new drivers
The Alliance House Foundation makes most of its money from its property portfolio. Of its grants and donations, its 2007/08 accounts show a total of £83,567, of which:
- European Union’s Bridging the Gap project: £41,138
- European Union’s Alcohol Policy Youth Network: £35,098
- Total £76,236 (91.3% of all unearned income)
Its single biggest donor was the EU’s Bridging the Gap project (£41,138). Donations from the general public amounted to just £70. However, its 2009/10 accounts suggest that the EU funding has dried up, at least for now. Further information would be appreciated. In the mean time, this entry will remain online for reference for those looking at the organisations the Alliance House Foundation continues to fund.