LEAF supports the funding of evidence-based lifeskills and alcohol education programmes in schools, particularly in areas that are disproportionately affected by alcohol harm. You can find out more about our work and what we fund here .
The charity is governed by an independent board of trustees that have been appointed for their ability to provide the necessary objective and independent lifeskills, educational and specialist experience and expertise to make sure that the purpose of the Foundation is achieved. You can find out more about our board of trustees here.
The charity was established as a result of work undertaken by the Public Health Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network (RDAN). This group, with representatives from across health, academia and alcohol industry have been working with Department of Health officials to consider how best to reduce the harms caused by alcohol misuse.
One area of work that was identified as a priority was the development of life skills for young people.
But whilst RDAN members have pledged to fund life skills programmes for children in schools it is important that the charity operates without influence from the group members.
Department for Education and Department of Health were tasked with setting up this new organisation and Alcohol Concern oversaw the various stages involved.