Key messages

  • Eligible services are now able to apply for 2016-17 funding through the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Facilities Renewal Fund.
  • Funding is available as grants for minor capital works to improve alcohol and other drug facilities, to meet contemporary standards and deliver the best experience of care.
  • Applications close on 8 December 2016.

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 aod.enquiries@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Grant applications will be accepted until 5.00pm on 8 December 2016.