Ice Action Grants
Community groups in Wyndham can now apply for grants of up
to $10,000 to develop the most effective way to combat ice in their local area.
The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund
grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria.
The funding will allow community members to come together for the
first time to develop local solutions in the fight against ice, and for other
groups to build on existing successful locally-based responses.
A range of activities including forums, production and development
of communications, promotion of education opportunities and the evaluation of
these initiatives and interventions will be supported.
The community grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5
million action plan to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that is
ruining lives and destroying communities.
The Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan was developed on the advice of the Premier’s Ice
Action Taskforce, which brought together Victoria Police and legal, health and youth experts.
Under the Plan, the Government is providing $4.7 million to support families affected by a loved one’s drug use. This includes the 1800 ICE ADVICE phone service launched recently by the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley.
The Government is also investing $18 million to expand drug treatment and rehabilitation, so users can better access the help they need, and $1 million will provide improved training for people who work with ice users.
New measures to reduce the growing supply of ice on our streets include $4.5 million to crack down on clandestine drug labs and tough new laws to stop dealers.
More information on Community Ice Action Group grants is available at: www.ice.vic.gov.au