Thinking Differently was a strategic funding partnership made up of a consortium of UK funders: BBC Children in Need (Scotland), Comic Relief, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Robertson Trust, and The Tudor Trust. It was also supported by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as an Advisory Partner.
The Fund was developed in response to research and work undertaken by funders with stakeholders across the country and aims to identify new ways of reducing alcohol-related harm in young people, their families and communities in Scotland. The fund aimed to reduce alcohol related harm and associated risky behaviour by young people and to build practical sustainable skills and knowledge to empower young people, their parents/ carers and communities
£150,000 invested by The Robertson Trust; £900,000 invested in total by all funding partners
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Thinking Differently Practitioners Guide launched October 2017 Drawn from learning gathered through the Thinking Differently programme, this guide offers tips for organisations that wish to develop approaches which aim to reduce alcohol-related harm by positioning young people as the potential catalysts for change.