Commitment details

Information about the commitment

Submission number 1422629689209-1699
Submission date 2015-02-02 11:57:55
Owner of the commitment The Scotch Whisky Association
Title of the commitment The Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling alcohol-related harm
Commitment summary To share with the Forum the learning obtained from the establishment of a new Fund to tackle alcohol-related harm. The aim of the Fund is to invest in groups and organisations that aim to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland's communities. It aims to identify innovative/ pilot projects that can contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm as well as supporting projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice.
Link to further information relating to the commitment More details on the Fund can be found at the link below:

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/scotch-whisky-action-fund.aspx
Forum members, associated with the commitment
  • [Other] Foundation Scotland
Information about Forum members co-owning the commitment

Contact Point

Contact name Douglas Meikle
Organisation The Scotch Whisky Association
Title/Position Alcohol Policy Manager
Address
20 Atholl Crescent
EH3 8HF Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Tel 0131-222-9220
Fax
Email dmeikle@swa.org.uk
If the commitment is implemented in more than one Member State indicate for each country the name of the national contact point

Information about the commitment

Background to the commitment (if any) Research carried out by the Scotch Whisky Association suggest that there are gaps in provision across the three themes supported by the Fund ( young people aged under 18, families and communities) and that the range of interventions and good practice are not fully developed. The Fund is therefore looking to support a range of projects/initiatives which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across these three themes.
Priority areas
  • Develop information and education programmes on responsible patterns of consumption
  • Develop a strategy aimed at curbing under-age drinking
Start date Feb-2015
End date Jun-2019
Member states
  • United Kingdom
Type of commitment activities (principal) Other : To deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harm across three themes.
Type of commitment activities (secondary) Youth Involvement

Information on monitoring

Objectives The objectives of this commitment are to:

- Identify innovative/ pilot projects that can contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm
- Support projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice and to evaluate them.
- To identify those projects which are scalable/ transferable
- To share learning with the Forum
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) This commitment aims to identify, support and evaluate a range of interventions to reduce alcohol-relate harms within the specific themes of under 18s, families and communities.

This commitment therefore directly relates to a number of the priority themes identified by the Commission.

Input indicators

Number of people involved Two people are directly involved in managing the Fund..
Time spent (Man/hours) 100 man hours per annum
Cost (please indicate in €) £100,000 for projects plus £15,000 management per annun ( 2015-2018)
Other

Information on monitoring

Number of people reached
Number of people in the target group reached
Number of participants in different activities
Web site visitors
Number of products
Number of pamphlets/adverts
Established number of contacts
Other Number of projects supported

Outcome and impact

Short term To identify and support relevant projects that show promise
Medium Term To identify projects which can be scaled up/ are trnsferable
Long Term Identify interventions that become part of mainstream services.

Evaluation details

Tool use
  • External evaluators
  • Internal evaluators
Type of methodology
  • Questionnaire
  • Structure interviews

Details about the monitoring report

Title of the commitment
The Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling alcohol-related harm
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
The Scotch Whisky Association
Name of the Forum member organisation owning the commitment
The Scotch Whisky Association
Is this a report for an ongoing commitment or a final report?
INTERMEDIATE
What is the time period covered by this report (in the case of a final report, the reporting period is the life span of the commitment)?
January 2015 to December 2015
Point of contact for the commitment (the person authorised by the organisation owning the commitment who can be contacted for information about the commitment):
Meikle Douglas - The Scotch Whisky Association
Quartermile Two
2 Lister Square
Edinburgh EH3 9GL
United Kingdom

0131-222-9220

dmeikle@swa.org.uk
Commitment summary (based on summary given in original commitment form):
To share with the Forum the learning obtained from the establishment of a new Fund to tackle alcohol-related harm. The aim of the Fund is to invest in groups and organisations that aim to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland's communities. It aims to identify innovative/ pilot projects that can contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm as well as supporting projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice.
Web site/s relating to the commitment
More details on the Fund can be found at the link below:

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/scotch-whisky-action-fund.aspx
Description of the implementation of the commitment
The Fund was promoted widely across Scotland in 2015 to organisations and groups which have an interest and experience in tackling alcohol-related harm encouraging them to submit an application.
Objectives (cf. sections 4-5 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter): in which way and to which extent have the objectives set out in the original commitment form been achieved in the reporting period?
The objectives of this commitment are to:

- Identify innovative/ pilot projects that can contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm
- Support projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice and to evaluate them.
- To identify those projects which are scalable/ transferable
- To share learning with the Forum
Relevance (i.e. how did the commitment during the reporting period contribute to achieving the overall aims of the Forum - cf. section 3 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
This commitment aims to identify, support and evaluate a range of interventions to reduce alcohol-relate harms within the specific themes of under 18s, families and communities.

This commitment therefore directly relates to a number of the priority themes identified by the Commission.
Input indicators (resources allocated to the commitment ("What was done to put the objectives into practice?") - cf. section 5a of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
138,600 Euros and an estimated 200 man hours to manage the Fund in 2015. This does not include the time spent by the individual projects to deliver their initiatives.
Output indicators (measure from a quantitative point of view the results created through the use of inputs ("What was achieved with the resources allocated to the commitment") - cf. section 5b of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter)
The Fund received 52 applications in 2015. Of these 20 were submitted for detailed evaluation and presented to the Independent Awards Panel. Seven were successful in receiving awards: three (U18s), three (families) and 1 (communities). A detail description can be found at:
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/media/508303/SWAF-Grants-awarded.pdf
Outcome and impact indicators (how successful has the commitment been during the reporting period in relation to the original objectives - cf. section 6 of the Monitoring Commitment in Annex II of the Forum Charter. These indications go beyond the minimum agreed requirements to monitor a commitment, and it is expected that this type of evaluation will not be carried out for all commitments.)
Short term
To identify and support relevant projects that show promise.
Medium term
To identify projects which can be scaled up/are transferable.
Long term
Identify interventions that are capable of becoming part of mainstream services.
Other
Evaluation details (tools and methods used, internal or external evaluators...)
An interim and final report is required to be submitted by each project setting out what was delivered against the project outcomes.

Some projects use external evaluation partners.
Other comments related to monitoring the commitment (This section is to be used to add any other information which can be useful in terms of understanding issues relating to the monitoring of your commitment, such as, any major obstacles that have been encountered, sources of data used, etc. If the basic details of the commitment have been changed, this field is to be used to explain why and how they were changed.)
Dissemination (How were the results of the commitment disseminated?)
A report pulling together the learning from the first tranche of projects funded in 2014 will be issued in autumn 2016 and will be built on as the project progresses.

A learning event was held in November 2015, the aim of which was to allow the projects from the 2014 round of funding to present on their work. This will be an annual event the next one taking place in November 2016.
References to further information relating to the monitoring of the commitment
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