The Alcohol Education Trust is a charity which depends on grants and donations in order to keep its alcohol education programmes free for the schools, pupils referral units and special schools, youth clubs and parenting groups across the UK that we support each year. Please do consider raising funds on our behalf – from a cake stall to running a marathon – you can donate by visiting our Get involved and fundraising page.

Since its establishment as a charity in 2010, The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) has developed, piloted trialed and rolled out a highly evaluated alcohol education programme, Talk About Alcohol, across England. It has been made available to every secondary school free of charge, with 796 schools receiving the hard copy 100 page resource during the 2016/17 academic year alone, meaning 2,100 schools and organisations have been supported cumulatively.

Each year now, the AET regionally based specialist staff train an average of 1,200 health educators, school nurses, tutors and professionals ensuring non specialists learn how to implement the TAA programme or continue their professional development.

The AET supports an average of 80,000 parents and carers each year via its newsletters, face to face supportive talks and online advice. We help parents understand their importance as role models, knowing where their children are and in setting firm boundaries ensuring we push up the age of first whole drink to our goal of at least the CMO guidance of age 15.

The AET have invested in engaging interactive games, quizzes and activities that are not only fun and enjoyable, but are now proven to significantly raise the age that the children who use them choose to take up drinking. In addition, we have focused on picture and story led activities too, to ensure an average of 3,500 children with moderate learning difficulties, who are more prone to alcohol abuse, enjoy access to our resources each year.

We also manage an on line learning zone used by up to 1,000 young people a day all about alcohol via


We are very grateful to our current and past funders and business supporters as well as those who provide support in kind, a range of whom include:

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall


National Lottery

Ansvar Insurance


The Bank of Scotland


Hugh Fraser Foundation

Wessex Water Community Fund

Merchant Taylors’

Tesco Centenary Fund

The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Trust

29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

Sport England

Dorset Council

Pocket Parks

Low Carbon Dorset

Dorchester Town Council

Leverhulme Trust

Waitrose Community Matters

Community Alcohol Partnership

Brigadier DV & Mrs HR Phelps Charitable Trust

The Forsyth Foundation

Trustees of the Bernard Sunley Foundation

Fairfield Charitable Trust


The Fitton Trust

The Whittaker Charitable Trust

The Dorset Shrieval Charitable Trust

The Loveday Charitable Trust

Dorset Health Trust

The Yusef Foundation

Clothworkers’ Foundation

Dorchester Round Table

Dorchester Rotary Club

North Yorkshire PCC

Yarlington Housing Group

Foundation Scotland

Safer Dorset Fund

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service – Youth Aspiration Fund

Google Ad Grants


Duke’s Auctioneers

The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

Valentine Charitable Trust


The Garfield Weston Foundation


Distiller’s Charity

Wine and Spirit Education Trust

All Churches

Bernard Sunley Foundation

Savoy Educational Trust


The Reed Education Foundation


 The Life Skills and Education in Alcohol Foundation


The Cabinet Office


Epic Printing Services, Dorchester


Poundbury Wealth Management

Cheshire Constabulary’s Safer Schools Partnership funded through Crimebeat

Kings Fund Cascading Leadership

Herts Community Foundation

The Funding Network


Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

Tesco Bags of Help

The St James Place Foundation


The Childhood Trust

Golding Vision (a division of Golding Homes)