Announcement of the NGO Service Development Grant Program – Round 2 outcome.

NADA and the NSW Ministry of Health would like to thank all applicants of the NGO Service Development Grant Program. NADA received a range of applications in Round 2 for important infrastructure projects and the Selection Committee again noted the high calibre of applications across all three categories.

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, 9% are Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Half of the successful applications were either located in or covered regional or rural areas in NSW. Furthermore, as can be seen in the chart below, a majority (64%) of funded programs were from small organisations with a further 23% from medium sized organisations.


Organisation size of successful applicants pie chart












NADA would like to thank all members who took the time to put in an application. The grants were oversubscribed, with more than $5 million sought for infrastructure upgrades. NADA will use the large number of applications that were not able to be funded as part of this Program for ongoing advocacy on behalf of members for further funding to support the much needed infrastructure needs of the sector.

Successful Grant Recipients for the NGO Service Development Grants – Round 2

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

WEAVE Youth and Community Services Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program Upgrade to counselling rooms and purchase of therapeutic tools
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation HIV/Alcohol and Other Drugs Integrated Service Refurbishment of office, reception and client meeting rooms
The Judge Rainbow Memorial Fund Inc The Rainbow Lodge Program Upgrade to bedrooms including new furniture
Youth Solutions ARTucation
Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills
AOD Link
Peer enrichment and empowerment project
Refurbishment of office including carpet and office equipment
Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services SMART Recovery
Steps to Healing
Gambling Awareness
Close the Gap Program
IT upgrades
Directions Health Services Ltd Pathways Murrumbidgee Upgrade to staff safety devices
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning Wallong Program Construction of new client meeting rooms


Category 2 – between $25,000 and $100,000 exc GST

Wayback Ltd Purchase of vehicles
GROW Furniture, painting, safety and bathroom upgrades
Kamira Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Inc Construction of new “granny flat” for expansion of treatment services
The Rehabilitation Project Connect-Discover-Recover Program Purchase of vehicles and IT equipment
The Farm in Galong Upgrade to building safety
Samaritans Foundation DATS Program – Recovery point Upgrade to internal fittings, painting and IT purchases
Directions Health Services Ltd Bega AOD Hub / Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service Upgrade to office spaces


Category 3 – between $100,000 to $300,000 exc GST


Construction Industry Drug and Alcohol Foundation Foundation House Safety upgrades, IT infrastructure upgrades and purchase of vehicles
Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section RFDSSE Wellbeing Upgrades to IT infrastructure, air conditioning systems, kitchen, lighting and fencing
Calvary Health Care Riverina Ltd Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre Upgrades to buildings, new kitchen and bathroom and purchasing of furniture
SMART Recovery Australia SMART Recovery IT infrastructure upgrades
Glebe House Incorporated Glebe House IT upgrades as well as purchasing furniture, whitegoods and a vehicle
Armajun Aboriginal Health Service Social support services Purchase of multiple vehicles and IT equipment
Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Inc Yadhabadhiwa AOD Program / Yerin Purchase of vehicle, updating lighting and outdoor area
Detour House Inc Upgrades to indoor and outdoor areas as well as installation of solar panels


On behalf of members, 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 Grant Program was 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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