Latest funding round open for local drug action teams

Local organisations have been urged to apply for a new funding round to put more Local Drug Action Teams (LDAT) on the ground in communities across Australia.

The LDAT Program supports organisations and community groups to develop and deliver tailored, community-led activities to prevent alcohol and other drug harms in their local area.

Federal Local Government Minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said this was an opportunity for more grass roots organisations to form partnerships and join the 172 LDATs already funded across Australia.

“Local drug action teams directly tackle the devastating impact alcohol and drugs – including ice – have on their communities,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The LDAT program, through local partnerships, provides evidence-based prevention activities to minimise alcohol and other drug related harms in their communities.”

Minister McKenzie also said teams – including representatives from schools, health organisations, police, community groups, business and local government – were already doing great work in local areas.

More information about LDATs and the application process can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s website