The LDAT program is about building partnerships that focus on primary prevention work in your community. The members of an LDAT commit to working together as a team to promote social inclusion and to community-driven, evidence informed approaches that strengthen protective factors against AOD misuse. Your LDAT could include representatives of local government, local community groups, local traders/business associations, police, schools, and local not-for-profit organisations.
Communities will need to form groups with cross sector representatives and apply to become an LDAT. From Round 2 onward, LDAT’s will receive a minimum of $10,000 to either develop their LDAT further or implement activity/s. An invitation-only grant round will open after that where LDATs, based on the strength of their applications, will be invited to apply for further funding of up to $40,000 (including the initial $10,000).
With a goal of bringing 220 LDATs into the program by 2020, we are looking for communities all across Australia, particularly those that have one or more of the following aspects:
The distribution of LDATs around the country will be reflective of the population spread of Australia.
LDAT applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
This section is for teams that have a project they are seeking funding for.
*A community action plan could be a local government health and wellbeing plan, alcohol and drug action strategy, Aboriginal health plan, etc. and your team should demonstrate how your LDAT will contribute to the outcomes of this plan.
Over $8 million will be distributed between 2016 – 2020 to support LDATs to implement their LDAT Action Plan.
Once your team is awarded with LDAT status, you qualify for a one off grant of $10,000 to help you strengthen your partnerships, expand your community consultation and needs assessment and ensure you have done the preparatory work in order to create an evidence-informed and community-led activity (project).
LDATs which demonstrate an established partnership and meet all the assessment criteria may be invited to apply for a further grant of up to $40,000 (including the one off $10,000) to develop and implement activity/s in their LDAT Action Plan.
An LDAT will be eligible for grants each year it participates 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 LDAT Action Plan must be achieved to receive grants over successive years of the program.
An LDAT may still be part of the program without applying for a grant. The tools, resources, and support that ADF provide can assist groups to develop and implement an LDAT Action Plan without a grant and we encourage all LDATs to think beyond just the activity/s they are funded for.
An external selection panel will assess applications. The panel consists of appointed independent experts in the fields of population health research, community development, and Indigenous community development. Panel members are rotated each assessment round.
Applications are now closed.