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Local Drug Action Team Program Grants



The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program has been funded by the Australian Government as part of the response to the Final report of the national ice taskforce 2015 and the 2015 national ice action strategy.

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

In the first year, grants will be offered from $21,000 - $40,000. Awarding of grants will be based on the strength of the application.

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

Priority funding areas include:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a priority cohort in this funding program.

Grants schedule

Although it may be subject to change, the following schedule applies:

The Australia-wide program will be implemented by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation between 2016 and 2020. It will provide a platform and resources to support communities to develop and deliver evidence-informed social change projects that prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug harms and issues.

The program materials will evolve and develop in close consultation with community and established LDATs over the next four years. The program aims to ensure ongoing sustainability, and both the resources and the platform will be designed with the community and end-user at centre.

Milestones and reporting

Prospective grant recipients should take notice of the following developments and reporting periods throughout the structured roll out of the funding:

For more information, or to apply, please see the information below.


Alcohol and Drug Foundation 
PO Box 818
North Melbourne Vic 3051
Ph: (03) 9611 6100
Fax: (03) 8672 5983


Last updated: 10 July 2017
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