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:

  1. Non-government organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants Scheme: for NGOs to evaluate existing programs to build the evidence base
  2. 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 visit health.nsw.gov.au/aod.

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.

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