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The Tackling Tobacco in New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Communities Initiative is a part of the larger Cancer Council NSW Tackling Tobacco Grants Program, which provides financial support to organisations to address smoking, and create sustainable changes that supports clients to quit.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific component of the funding aims to reduce smoking related harm among Aboriginal communities in NSW. It provides financial support to increase the capacity of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and Aboriginal primary care services to address smoking within their services, and provide their clients with support to stop smoking.
The grant program is available to NSW ACCHs who wish to implement organisational changes in policy and practice, in line with The ATRAC framework: a strategic framework for Aboriginal tobacco resistance and control in NSW. The initiative will fund eight services to implement tackling tobacco projects in 2016-17, as well as 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Up to $7,500 is available to support program activities, in addition to free tackling tobacco training which will be provided to each successful grant organisation. Please note that grant funds cannot be used to purchase and supply nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), but may be used to develop a sustainable system to supply NRT to communities and staff.
Tackling Tobacco Team
Cancer Council NSW
Ph: (02) 9334 1911