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LDAT grants

Over $8 million will be distributed between 2016 – 2020 to support LDATs implement their community action project.

In year 1, we will offer grants from $21-40k. Awarding of grants will be based on the strength of the application.

You may still be part of the program without applying for a grant. The tools, resources, and support we will provide through the program could help you and potentially enable you to implement your community action plan without a grant.

You can apply for a grant for each year you participate in the program. For example, an LDAT entering the program in year 1, can apply for a grant in the following three years. Progress against your community action plan must be achieved to receive grants over successive years of the program.

In year 2, 3, and 4, the community action plan can be developed once you have been selected to participate in the program.

Grants schedule

Year 1 – 2016/17: Grant round 1 closed 8 February 2017.

Year 2 – 2017/18: Grant round 2 opens 1 August and closes 31 August 2017. Grant round 3 will open around 5 months later (dates TBC). 

Year 3 – 2018/19: Grant rounds 4 and 5 (dates TBC) 

Year 4 – 2019/20: Grant round 6 (dates TBC)

Priority funding areas

We are looking to fund projects that have a harm reduction and prevention focus in the areas of:

  • Crystalline methamphetamine (‘ice’)
  • Alcohol
  • Community action on other existing and emerging drugs
  • Family alcohol and drug protective factors
  • Priority populations (including Indigenous)

What type of projects will be funded?

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In scope Out of scope
Projects raising awareness of Crystalline methamphetamine ('ice') use in communities through participatory community methods involving multiple agencies with a prevention focus Funding for treatment services to support ice users. Forums that focus on law enforcement issues in relation to behaviour of drug users. Approaches that stigmatise people who use 'ice'.
Projects that seek to provide at risk young people with career development support to stay in education by engaging different community agencies Projects that provide ad-hoc diversionary activities that don’t form part of a wider strategy to support young people (such as Christmas parties and camps)
Projects that provide community support to expectant mothers around alcohol and drug harms in pregnancy Detoxification programs for expectant mothers
Projects that encourage young people’s participation in community-led mentoring and support that encourages positive choices around alcohol and drugs Community-led campaigns to legalise cannabis
Projects that seek to develop collaborative approaches to creating and maintaining safe community spaces Funding of the running costs of existing facilities used by the LDAT member organisations
Projects that use evidence-informed approaches to support parents and carers talk to their children about alcohol and other drug issues Projects that use scare tactics and inaccurate information to educate parents and stigmatise people who take drugs
Projects that work with local police, local businesses and community groups to reduce alcohol-related violence in community spaces Projects seeking to close all licenced venues and retail outlets selling alcohol
Projects that seek to work with event organisers to reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related incidents Projects that aim to increase availability of residential treatment services
Projects that actively seek to provide a relevant and co-designed approach to working with Indigenous communities Projects designed to support Indigenous communities that have not consulted with the Indigenous communities to inform the program design and delivery of the program

Selection panel

A selection panel will assess grant applications. The panel will consist of Alcohol and Drug Foundation representatives and appointed independent experts in the fields of population health research, community development, and Indigenous community development.

How to apply

Grant round 1 closed on 8 February 2017.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of March 2017.

If you are unsuccessful in the first year you will have the opportunity to be considered for the second year of the program.