The second round of applications are now open for local organisations to join the Coalition Government’s Local Drug Action Team program.
Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.
“We need to work together to fight the scourge of ice and other drugs which cause so much harm to individuals, families and our communities,” said Mr Pasin.
The program is an initiative under the Coalition Government’s four year, $298 million investment to reduce the harms of ice, drugs and alcohol.
Local Drug Action Teams is a community driven program, that supports local organisations to work together to develop and deliver local solutions to tackle drug and alcohol issues.
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation will support the program to develop and deliver evidence-based community level planning and action.
Mr Pasin said each successful Local Drug Action Team will receive minimum initial funding of $10,000 to support the further development of their local plan for on the ground prevention activities.
“Community teams can apply for funding of up to $40,000 per annum to support the prevention activities and priorities they have identified in response to local issues.”
“I’m calling on concerned community groups in Barker to join together and take advantage of this program.
“Membership of each team might include representatives from local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups, non-government organisations and interested community members,” said Mr Pasin.
Examples of the sorts of activities Local Drug Action Teams might undertake could include:
Applications are now open. They close on 14 July 2017.
Details about the program, community support material and application documentation is available on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website at www.adf.org.au
Contact: Charlotte Edmunds – 8531 2466