Funding assistance for liquor accords
On 1 April 2011, OLGR opened applications for a one-off funding assistance program for eligible liquor accords. Under the program, financial assistance up to a maximum of $5,000 will be made available to successful applicants.
This program is part of the State Government’s strategy to strengthen liquor accords in Queensland. The objective of the program is to encourage the development and delivery of best practice harm-minimisation initiatives by liquor accords across the state. It is anticipated the initiatives will bring positive improvements to public safety and amenity in and around licensed premises and in other public and private spaces.
Projects or initiatives that seek to minimise harm from alcohol use and abuse in the local community will be considered. Although not an exhaustive list, the following are examples of harm-minimisation initiatives that may be considered favourably:
- education programs, for example, “Think the Drink” education sessions for school leavers
- signage, posters or brochures to raise awareness of an individual’s rights and responsibilities in relation to alcohol consumption
- designated driver programs
- measures to improve precinct safety, for example, extra lighting around CBD and/or licensed premises.
Applications close Friday 29 April 2011.