UK Charity Number: 291705
ALCOHOL CONCERN’S ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ALCOHOL POLICY; RAISING ALCOHOL AWARENESS; PROVIDING QUALITY INFORMATION ON ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM; DEVELOPING THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF PRACTITIONERS AND OPERATING A SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY SERVICE; AND DELIVERING PROJECTS THAT BUILD THE CAPACITY OF THE SECTOR.
Created by the British government in 1985, Alcohol Concern wages an incremental campaign against drinkers and the drinks industry.
Alcohol Concern supports banning happy hour, raising the price of alcohol, lowering the drink drive limit, banning glass bottles in pubs, warning labels on cans and bottles and banning TV advertising before 9pm. It described the ban on happy hour promotions as “a step in the right direction” and the introduction of cigarette-style warning labels on bottles as “a very good first step”.
Its 2008/09 accounts show a total income of £1,137,582, of which:
- Department of Health (restricted grant): £142,000
- Department of Health (unrestricted grant): £400,000
- Big Lottery Fund: £127,275
- Total £669,275 (58.8% of all income)
It received just £8,186 in public donations.
October 2011: Alcohol Concern have reported that they have lost their key funding (ie. the Department of Health), leading to the departure of their Chief Executive and their full-time fundraiser. If this excellent news in confirmed when the next accounts appear, we will be happy to remove the ‘charity’ from this site.