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 trialled and rolled out a highly evaluated alcohol education programme, Talk About Alcohol, across England and Scotland. It has been made available to every secondary school free of charge, meaning over 4,100 schools and organisations have been supported cumulatively and these settings continue to be supported ongoing.

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 6,500 children with moderate learning difficulties (SEN), 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

You can learn more about our work by reading our latest impact report here:

Registered charity numbers: Eng. and Wales 1186202,  Scotland  SCO50360


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


Longleigh Foundation

Hugh Fraser Foundation

Wessex Water Community Fund

The Bank of Scotland


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

The Garfield Weston Foundation


The Merchant Taylors’ Foundation

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

The Fitton Trust

The Whittaker Charitable Trust

Dorset Council Youth Opportunity Fund

Duchy of Cornwall

The Dorset Shrieval Charitable Trust

The Loveday Charitable Trust

Fairfield Charitable Trust

Dorset Health Trust

The Yusef Foundation

Clothworkers’ Foundation

Dorchester Round Table

Dorchester Rotary Club

North Yorkshire PCC

Brigadier DV & Mrs HR Phelps Charitable Trust

The Forsyth Foundation

Trustees of the Bernard Sunley Foundation

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


All Churches

Bernard Sunley Foundation

Savoy Educational Trust


The Reed Education Foundation



The Cabinet Office


Epic Printing Services, Dorchester

Cheshire Constabulary’s Safer Schools Partnership funded through Crimebeat

Poundbury Wealth Management

The Funding Network


Kings Fund Cascading Leadership

Herts Community Foundation

The St James’s Place Foundation


Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

Tesco Bags of Help

Cumbria Constabulary

The Childhood Trust

The Arts Society, Dorset

Virgin Giving Money

Inspiring Scotland

Lottery Communities Fund