Grant hope for Isle of Man drug charity
The short-term future of an Isle of Man drug service has been secured after it received a grant of more than £30,000.
The Drug Advice Support & Helpline (DASH) had been affected by a series of social care cuts.
In March the government announced it was to withdraw more than £100,000 of funding after activity levels were "lower than anticipated".
The charity said it had a proven track record of success with about 70% of users leaving the service drug-free.
DASH service provider Shelly Stanley said: "It has been a difficult time for us but this money will keep us going until we can find alternative funding.
"The grant comes from a seized asset fund and will cover us for the rest of the year giving us a breathing space to continue our fund-raising efforts."