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


Four 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, visit the AOD Innovation Fund page.

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 Once registered, you will receive more details on how to attend each session.

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