Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services – Infrastructure Grants for Non-Government Organisations

Seventeen organisations delivering drug and alcohol treatment services across all states and territories will each receive $50,000 to enable them to improve the settings for services.

Page last updated: 09 May 2006

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Why is this important?

  • Drug and alcohol treatment services will be provided with infrastructure grants to create settings more conducive to providing professional treatment, counselling and rehabilitation services to the community.

Who will benefit?

  • A better built environment in treatment centres will benefit people seeking assistance to stop substance abuse, as well as drug and alcohol workers.

What funding is the Government committing to the initiative?

  • The Government has made a one-off commitment of $850,000.

What have we done in the past?

  • The Government has committed more than $124 million to the Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Programme (NGOTGP) for the establishment, expansion and operation of non-government treatment services. This programme has funded NGOs to achieve improved service outcomes and to increase the number of places available.

When will the initiative conclude?

  • These one-off grants will be provided in the 2005-06 financial year to 17 organisations across Australia.

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