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Four NGOs awarded AOD Innovation Grants: round 2 grants now open

F our Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) have been awarded funding as part of the first round of the AOD  Innovation Grants Scheme. The scheme awards NGO managed projects that test novel approaches to alcohol and other drug prevention, early intervention; harm reduction and aftercare/relapse prevention. This grants scheme is part of the $8 million Early Intervention Innovation Fund. The successful recipients are: The Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust - a randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a 12-session continuing care telephone delivered intervention for people exiting residential substance abuse treatment. Lyndon Community - a pilot study testing the feasibility of using the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) in six rural headspace centres to reduce AOD use in young people. SMART Recovery Australia – for developing an online routine outcome monitoring (ROM) tool for Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) recovery groups. Collaboration between Hunter New England Local Health District, Oasis Youth Support Network (The Salvation Army), Salvation Army FYRST and NADA - a trial that aims to examine the feasibility of the ERIC (Emotion Regulation and Impulse Control) intervention across NSW Health youth AOD services. The second round of the AOD Innovation Grants Scheme is now open for applications. Grants of $50,000 to $1 million over two years will be available to successful applicants. To find out more, click  here . There are three information sessions scheduled for round two: 12 September 2017 (1.00 to 2.00pm) - Launch of Round 2 AOD Early Intervention Innovation Fund 15 September 2017 (10.30 to 11.30am) - Tips for applying to the NGO Evaluation Grants Scheme 15 September 2017 (12.00 to 1.00pm) - Tips for applying to the AOD Innovation Grants Scheme Please register your interest by emailing your name and information session/s that you would like to attend to  aodgrants@moh.health.nsw.gov.au . Once registered, you will receive more details on how to attend each session. 

07/09/2017

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NSW drug package evaluation grants awarded

Five grants valued at between $30,000 and $150,000 over two years, have been awarded as part of the NSW Drug Package.  The NSW Drug Package established an $8 million Early Intervention Innovation Fund which aims to build the evidence for early intervention models to support people at risk, with a particular focus on young people who are vulnerable to using drugs or are already participating in risky drug use. The fund consists of two grants schemes: Non-government organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants Scheme: for NGOs to evaluate existing programs to build the evidence base AOD Innovation Grants Scheme: to specifically drive AOD early intervention innovation and to focus on vulnerable young people.  The five grant recipients were announced earlier this year and included the Ted Noffs Foundation, Odyssey House, Mission Australia, ACON and Kedesh Rehabilitation Services. For a list of the NGO evaluation grant projects click  here   Recipients of the first round of AOD Innovation grants will be announced shortly and the second round of both grants schemes will open soon – visit the website for details. 

14/08/2017

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