State government funding applications to tackle ice abuse are open to community groups

Applications for funding to tackle ice abuse are open to community groups
Applications for funding to tackle ice abuse are open to community groups

GRAMPIANS Community Health chief executive Greg Little said the organisation would consider the fourth round of state government funding to tackle ice abuse in Victoria. 

“We will continue to engage with the community and address avenues people might go to, to access the drug,” he said. 

This is the fourth year the state government is offering grants to community health services, sporting clubs and local safety committees. 

Across the past three years the government has given 38 grants of up to $10,000 each to tackle ice. Applications for the fourth round are now open. 

The Victorian Budget 2018-19 invested $259.9 million in alcohol and other drug services.

This includes $87 million for a drug rehabilitation plan, building on the government’s ice action plan, increasing residential beds in Victoria and and introducing new regulations to crack down on dodgy providers.