Announcement of the 2023 NGO Service Development Grant Program outcomes

NADA and the Ministry of Health NSW would like to thank all applicants for the NGO Service Development Grant Program. NADA received a range of applications for important infrastructure projects and the Selection Committee noted the high calibre of applications across all three categories.

Applications were received from a wide range of NGO AOD services in NSW. All applications demonstrated a keen desire to improve the existing infrastructure to better meet the needs of people accessing the services. Of those that were successful, 13% are Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Further, as can be seen in the chart below, a majority of the programs funded are in regional and/or rural areas.

Location of successful grant applications pie chart












Successful Grant Recipients for the NGO Service Development Grants

The successful grant recipients by category are listed below, along with the program and a brief description of the project to be undertaken.


Category 1 – up to $25,000 ex GST

Salvation Army Adele House
Dooralong Transformation Centre
Penrith Pathways (Foundations)
IT Infrastructure improvements
Ted Noffs Foundation Ltd Liverpool Street University IT Infrastructure
Kamira Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Inc Early Childhood Education Program Sensory resources
Wayback Ltd Mattresses and other furniture items
Drug and Alcohol Health Services Access ramp and IT infrastructure improvements
Directions Health Services Ltd Pathways Murrumbidgee
Pathways Goulburn
IT Infrastructure
Waverley Drug and Alcohol Centre IT Infrastructure
Lives Lived Well Limited Wyla Gym equipment
Sydney Women’s Counselling Centre IT Infrastructure
Youth Solutions ARTucation
Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience skills (DAIR)
AOD Link
Peer Enrichment and Empowerment Project (PEEP)
Outreach and Campaign work
IT Infrastructure and other furniture


Category 2 – up to $100,000 ex GST

Guthrie House Co-operative Ltd Guthrie House Significant structural repair
Phoebe House Internal improvements including floor covering replacements, bedroom refits and storage solutions
FADISS Ltd Family Drug Support IT Infrastructure improvements
Namatjira Haven Limited Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre Electric/Gas upgrade to solar
Odyssey House NSW Community Based AOD and MH Programs, Multicultural Programs Upgrade to counselling, group and other rooms
Ted Noffs Foundation LTD Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM) Painting and furniture acquisition
The Haymarket Foundation Haymarket Centre New flooring and privacy partitions
NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) IT Infrastructure improvements
Community Restorative Centre Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Program IT Infrastructure improvements
Lives Lived Well Limited Elouera Renovations to address safety concerns
Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Update to electricity infrastructure to meet demands for services


Category 3 – up to $300,000 ex GST

Kedesh Rehabilitation Service Address significant repairs and maintenance issues as well as installing solar panels.
The Buttery Therapeutic Community, Maintenance to Abstinence and MERIT Programs Major refurbishment including plumbing, bathrooms, carpentry, electrical, fire monitoring systems, painting, asbestos removal
Alcohol and Drug Foundation NSW Kathleen York House Construction of a child-friendly play area to provide a separate space for children, installation of an awning in the garden area and building of new client wardrobes
Hunter Primary Care Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Treatment Services Interior refurbishment of reception, consult rooms and office including carpet, furniture, painting, joinery and lighting
Orana Haven Aboriginal Corporation Orana Haven Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre Improved disability access and a comprehensive flooring upgrade for the whole site
We Help Ourselves WHOs New Beginnings (Women’s TC)
Gunyah (Men’s TC)
WHOs Hunter Valley TC at Cessnock
Purchase multiple vehicles for client transport
Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation The Glen for Men Upgrade and refurbishment of the existing building
Odyssey House NSW Residential Programs, Parents’ and Children’s Program Purchase multiple vehicles for client transport
Women’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Centre Incorporated Jarrah House Installation of safety and privacy mechanisms in a residential service and installation of a weather resistant awning to reduce cooling costs
Karralika Programs Inc AOD Youth Treatment Services – Child and Youth Program Community Drug Action Team Program Purchase of vehicles and upgrade of office equipment
Lives Lived Well Limited Watershed Residential Services Redevelopment of residential amenities to improve client spaces and provide a dedicated staff area
Mission Australia Triple Care Farm Install solar panels to improve financial and environmental sustainability


NADA would like to thank the NSW Ministry of Health for their collaborative support in this grants program as well as the Selection Committee members for their involvement and expertise when assessing the applications.

The NGO Service Development Grants are funded by the NSW Ministry of Health via NADA as part of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ implementation.

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