The latest ‘dry’ public house is called the ‘Galleon’. Mr W.F. Southall who opened it emphasised the need for more places free of alcohol, and deplored the fact that drink came into almost every television and cinema picture as though it were the most natural thing in the world for young people to start drinking.
~ Birmingham newspaper, December 1951
Substance Abuse, Addiction and Penal Affairs
Wilfred Southall was committed to the Temperance Movement and was President of the Birmingham Temperance Society and the Friends Temperance union. Today, we continue to award grants to organisations that are committed to tackling substance abuse and addiction. We are also interested in funding projects that successfully combat substance misuse within prisons and projects which improve the lives of those affected by substance and addiction-related crime.
Each year, around 6% of our grants are awarded within this category. While this is the smallest of our grant-giving categories, the average grant has been slightly higher since 2012 than other categories, at around £2,000. Some recent examples are as follows:
|Charity Name||Year of Award||Amount Granted||Project|
|Alternatives to Violence Project||2016||£2,000||'Facing Up to Conflict' distance learning programme for prisoners|
|Create (Arts) Ltd||2016||£1,500||Inside Stories project|
|Embrace CVOC (Child Victims of Crime)||2016||£2,000||Counselling for young victims of crime|
|KeepOut - The Crime Diversion Scheme||2016||£2,000||HMP Lewes - crime diversion events|
|Life Cycle UK||2016||£1,000||Bike Back project|
|Nehemiah Project||2016||£2,000||CBT course|
|Orkney Alcohol counselling & Advisory Service||2016||£1,000||Pubwatch Scheme for secondary pupils|
|Prisoners' Education Trust||2016||£2,000||Distance Learning Courses|
|Venture Trust||2016||£2,000||Living Wild programme Scotland|