Community groups can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help tackle the drug ice in their local area.
The grants are available to community groups from Melbourne’s urban fringe growth areas, and rural and regional Victoria.
Applications with a focus on people from particular communities, for example, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse background, Aboriginal people and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are also encouraged.
Community Ice Action Grants can be used to deliver local initiatives in response to ice, for example, workshops, forums, local campaigns, training for specific groups and engaging with young people.
This is the second round of Community Ice Action Grants. Last year, 13 community groups received grants, including community health services, sporting clubs and local safety committees.
The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan to stop ice from ruining lives.
The Victorian Government has invested a total of $103 million to respond to ice, including $57.6 million in the 2016-17 Budget to expand treatment services, protect frontline workers, and make communities safer.
Applications for Community Ice Action Grants close on Monday 20 June.