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Alcohol charity starts life with £13m funding

Published:  14 September, 2011

A new alcohol charity has pledged to use research to find a solution to the UK's drink problems.

Alcohol Research UK is an independent charity which is taking over the work of the Alcohol Education & Research Council, a quango which will disappear next year.

The new charity has start-up funds of £13 million which it said would continue to fund research and other projects.

In its 30-year existence, the AERC awarded over 500 project grants and around 200 studentships. Announcing its five-year plan, Alcohol Research UK said it aimed to increase the quality and quantity of the work it funds, and to use its higher profile to influence policymakers.

The charities trustees include its chairman, Professor Robin Davidson; Professor Sir Ian Gilmore,
chair of the UK Alcohol Health Alliance; and Chris Searle, Bacardi-Martini's director of international affairs.

The chief executive is Dave Roberts.