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Breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse in Indigenous communities activity

 

Overview

The Federal Government is providing $20 million in funding over three years (2011-12 to 2013-14) to support community-led solutions for tackling alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in Indigenous communities. Funding will be provided to assist Indigenous communities to work with government and non-profit organisations in order to develop and implement AOD management plans and provide prevention programs to tackle youth substance use. The funding program aims to:

Only organisations which have been invited to submit an application for funding by an Indigenous Coordination Centre or Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) State Office are eligible to apply. This funding includes $1.3 million for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to administer the program, and to implement a national framework for tackling alcohol and substance abuse through the council of Australian Governments.

Application details: Please refer to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) website for all information.

Contacts

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
Ph: 1800 153 477 (Freecall)
Email: breakingthecycle@fahcsia.gov.au

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Last updated: 26 June 2012
 
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