What is a Learner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP)?
A Learner Driver Mentor Program LDMP is a community run program that provides disadvantaged learner drivers with the opportunity to develop their on-road driving experience.
The primary focus of these programs is to help novice drivers who have limited opportunity to access a suitable vehicle and/or responsible supervisory driver to accrue on-road driving experience.
LDMPs were originally introduced through Community Road Safety Program established by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). Currently 14 LDMPs operate across Tasmanian communities.
LDMP Funding for 2012-13 and 2013-14
A new funding program has been developed to support established LDMPs and encourage the development of further LDMPs. The Tasmanian Government has allocated $300,000 from the Road Safety Levy over the next two years and is offering community groups in Tasmania the opportunity to apply for the funding. The $300,000 will be allocated as follows:
- $200,000 in 2012-13
- $100,000 in 2013-14
LDMP Funding for 2012-13
DIER wishes to announce that funding grants are available for community organisations to establish, consolidate or expand a LDMP.
There are two categories of funding available:
Category 1 - Establishment of a new LDMP, or one which has been in operation for less than six months. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $25,000;
Category 2 - Consolidated or expansion of an existing LDMP. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $20,000.
NB Applications close on Monday 19th November 2012.
Application forms, further information on how to apply and supportive resources can be found below:
- LDMP Funding Information, (PDF) (WORD)
- Application Form - LDMP Funding 2012 Category 1: New LDMPs, (PDF) (WORD)
- Application Form - LDMP Funding 2012 Category 2: Existing LDMPs, (PDF) (WORD)
- Sample LDMP 2012 Funding Crown Law Grant Deed, (PDF) (WORD)
- LDMP Funding 2012 Evaluation Form (template), (PDF) (WORD)
- "Putting Learners in the Driver's Seat Resource Kit", (PDF)
For further assistance contact either:
Road Safety Operations Branch on Phone: (03) 6233 5290 or
Driver Mentoring Tasmania Inc on Phone: 0409 832 764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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