Want to make a difference to alcohol and other drug use in your community?
The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program, delivered by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, is part of the Australian Government’s investment of more than $450 million under the National Ice Action Strategy since 2016-17.
There are already more than 230 active Local Drug Actions Teams having an impact around Australia and we’re on the look out for another 40.
Complete and submit an online Application before 5pm on Friday March 19, 2021.
Note: the Application must be submitted by the nominated Lead Organisation, after consultation and agreement with their Partner Organisations (a minimum of two Partner Organisations are required to form an LDAT).
Complete the Online Application
*All Applications must be submitted prior to 5pm EST, Friday March 19, 2021
If you require assistance to complete the online form, please contact your Local state/ Territory ADF office for support.
Printable copy of the Application form
There are two stages to the Assessment of Applications for the LDAT Program:
1. The ADF state teams will conduct an Internal Review of all Applications and score each Application submitted within their state, using the following criteria:
Note: the purpose of the Internal Review is to ensure that the activities being delivered within community have a prevention focus; will not cause unintended harm; use the best available evidence; and provide further guidance to strengthen opportunities for greater impact of your activity and community.
2. An Independent External Panel will then review all short-listed Applications using the following criteria:
When the applications have been assessed and confirmed, Applicants will be notified of the outcome.
The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program aims to empower community organisations to form partnerships in their area and develop evidence-informed activities, tailored to their local needs, to prevent harms from alcohol and other drugs (AOD), including ‘ice’.
Key steps within the LDAT Program
A formal Application round where interested parties are invited to apply online via the ADF Community Hub website. Applications are reviewed by the State Program Delivery Team and an Independent Advisory Panel.
Successful Applicants will electronically sign a contract to confirm their place in the Program (prior to the formal public announcement by Department of Health) and will receive initial funding shortly after.
3. Community Action Plan (CAP) Development and Submission
LDATs identify key Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues in their region, through consultation with partners and community to inform their approach and selection of their evidence-based activity. The CAP outlines what the activity is, who the audience are, how the activity will be implemented and evaluated. All CAPs are to be submitted within four months of acceptance into the Program. CAPs are reviewed and assessed by the independent members of an ADF internal panel. Once the CAP has been approved the LDAT may receive further funding to deliver and evaluate their activity.
4. CAP delivery
As the CAP is developed and delivered the ADF Relationship Manager (RM) will provide tailored guidance, as required. During the CAP delivery, the LDAT should collect measures for their activity to support evaluation and ensure the activity is delivered and stays on track.
5. Final report
LDATs report on the success of their activities using a Final Report template that aligns with the approved objectives and measures of their CAP. Understanding the impact of the activity will support guidance of further partnerships, activities and opportunities.
For more information, download:
Read more: LDAT Highlights Report (PDF)
NOTE: the grant component of the LDAT Program is intended to complement existing funding and in-kind support from LDAT Members. This additional funding cannot come from liquor, gambling, tobacco, or pharmaceutical industries.
Find out more about all the steps once you become an LDAT (below).
After completing community consultation LDATs will need to submit a Community Action Plan (CAP) and may apply for further funding to support the delivery of the CAP. On average most LDATs apply for funds up to $16,000 to support the delivery of their CAP.
The Contract has been developed and approved by Department of Health and ADF’s legal advisor. No changes can be made.