Reducing alcohol and drug harm at a local level


Funding to help prevent and reduce alcohol and drug harm is now available and Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging communities to apply.

“While it is very unfortunate alcohol and drugs are causing harm in our communities, there are ways we can help,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said.

“Applications are now open to join the Local Drug Action Team Program, which sees community-led teams working on the ground to understand and tailor action to the needs of their community.”

Through support from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, successful Drug Action Teams will receive $10,000 to support the development of an action plan to set out how their community will prevent alcohol and drug harm.

Teams can then apply for further funding of up to $30,000 to implement the projects in their plan.

The Local Drug Action Team Program has been funded by the Federal Government as part of the response to the National Ice Action Strategy.

Applications close 19 February 2018, with applicants to be notified of their outcome in March.

For more information visit, email or phone 1300 85 85 84.