Drug and alcohol treatment services in Murray Bridge have been invited to apply for funding under a $20 million grant round from the Liberal National Government.

Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin welcomed the announcement and said the Government was providing the one-off grant round to enable services in the region and other parts of South Australia take the pressure off waiting lists and help people needing treatment.

“This additional funding will make a huge difference to our communities by giving people with alcohol and drug issues the chance to get their lives back on track,” Mr Pasin said.

“We all know how damaging drugs and alcohol can be, not just to the people affected but to their families and to the local community.

“This extra funding will mean that people can start treatment when they are ready and want to act.”

Up to $2.5 million over three years will be available in each identified area of need within South Australia.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the Liberal National Government was committed to building safe and healthy communities by reducing the impacts of substance misuse, through a combination of treatment, prevention and research.

“It is a pleasure to be working with the Member for Barker, as this funding will support drug and alcohol treatment services, as well as a number of prevention and research activities,” Minister Hunt said.

“The Government has committed more than $720 million over four years, from July 2016, to reduce the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on individuals, families and communities.”

For further information on the grant opportunity please visit –  


Grants can be awarded for projects running up to three years, commencing this financial year.

Applications for grants close on 20 December, 2018.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline 1800 250 015



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