Action on Addiction's Liverpool-based dry bar The Brink is set to support more of its volunteering staff after successfully securing funding from The Albert Gubay Foundation.

Liverpool’s first and only dry bar has secured a six-figure grant, to be distributed over three years, which will support the venue’s staff, the progression of its volunteer outreach programme, its café and kitchen volunteers and travel costs.

General Manager of The Brink Carl Bell said: “Volunteer staff here at The Brink are an integral part of our community and offer their support to every aspect of our day-to-day operations, holding roles such as front of house and kitchen staff through to support workers. 

“We will be using the funding to continue to help those who are recovering from addiction and mental health problems into volunteering and helping our current volunteers to become Senior Peer Volunteers.

“We are always thrilled to see volunteers progress and are very pleased to have followed a number of our staff members on their own journeys. A number of our employees started out as volunteers and have gone on to secure permanent roles with us and we hope to see more and more people follow in these footsteps thanks to this generous funding. We are currently working with 10 volunteer staff and we hope to be able to fund more positions.”

The Albert Gubay Foundation is a charitable organisation which was set up by philanthropist and entrepreneur Albert Gubay. The foundation aims to award grants to registered charities in England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland, particularly in those communities which helped him create the wealth that allowed him to fulfil his philanthropic ambition such as Liverpool.

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