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The Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Fund is part of the NSW Drug Package and offers a total of $8 million over four years. It aims to build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk, with a focus on young people who are vulnerable to using drugs or are already participating in risky drug use. Round 2 is now open.

The Fund consists of two grants schemes.

Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants Scheme (EGS)

These grants focus on building the capacity of NGOs to evaluate existing programs to build an evidence base and ultimately improve program delivery. Grants are for $30,000 to $150,000 over two years.

More information about who is eligible and how to apply for this grants scheme is available in the:

pdfGuidelines for applicants of the NGO EGS

Expression of interest form for the NGO EGS

The NGO EGS follows a one-stage application process – expression of interest only.

AOD Innovation Grants Scheme (IGS)

These grants are for NGO's and their partners, including NSW Local Health Districts/Specialty Health Networks/the Ambulance Service of NSW/NSW Health Pathology, to specifically drive AOD innovation, with a particular focus on young people who are vulnerable to using drugs or are already participating in risky drug use. Grants of $50,000 to $1 million over two years will be awarded with the purpose of testing innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, harm reduction and aftercare/relapse prevention.

More information about who is eligible and how to apply for this grants scheme is available in the:

pdfGuidelines for applicants of the AOD IGS

Expression of interest form for the AOD IGS

The AOD IGS follows a two stage application process: expression of interest and then full application development upon invitation only.

Expressions of interest close: 27 October 2017

Contact: [email protected] 

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