Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program

The Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) is an ongoing initiative that funds alcohol and drug treatment services to provide treatment and support to individuals, their families, and communities affected by substance misuse.

Page last updated: 16 April 2015

The NGOTGP aims to increase treatment places and improve service outcomes and quality, as well as reduce drug-related harm to individuals, families and communities.

Organisations currently allocated funding

Organisations funded under NGOTGP provide the following services:

  • outpatient counselling
  • outreach support
  • peer support
  • home detoxification
  • therapeutic communities and
  • rehabilitation.

Funding arrangements beyond 30 June 2015

On 31 March 2015, Minister Nash announced the continuation of funding to organisation funded under NGOTGP at the existing 2014-15 level for a further 12 months.

The 12 month extension of funding will allow services to continue treating and supporting patients. It will also allow the Commonwealth time to consider the outcomes of the Review of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Sector and consult with the State and Territories on the longer term approach to Commonwealth funding of the sector.

The Review of the drug and alcohol treatment services sector

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) has undertaken a strategic, whole of system review of the drug and alcohol treatment services sector (the Review).

The Review final report identified a lack of clarity around the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth and state and territory governments and a need for further analysis and feasibility work to be conducted collaboratively.

The Department has commenced consultations with the states and territories to progress this collaborative approach.