The Victorian State Budget 2016-17 allocated $10 million for the Facilities Renewal Grants initiative to address critical minor construction, remodelling and refurbishment works in selected mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities.
This funding is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improve quality and safety of care for people accessing state-funded alcohol and other drug treatment in Victoria.
The Department of Health and Human Services is running an application-based grant allocation process.
The initiative is designed to assist state funded alcohol and other drug services to:
• improve client, carer and staff safety through capital investments to existing facilities that balance safety with the need to provide services in a therapeutic environment that is as least restrictive to the client as possible
• improve amenities to enhance recovery, rehabilitation and therapeutic opportunities
• minimise the use of restrictive practices or clinically inappropriate environments and
• improve treatment service quality and efficiency.
Applicants are encouraged to lodge submissions consistent with the Guidelines.
If you have any queries about the 2016-17 Alcohol and Other Drug Facilities Renewal Grants please contact Eddy Byrne, Senior Project Officer, on 9096 5036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant applications will be accepted until 5.00pm on 8 December 2016.