Learner Driver Mentor Program
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 the Community Road Safety Partnerships Program established by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). Currently over 20 community organisations operate LDMPs across Tasmania.
LDMP Funding for 2012-13 and 2013-14
Recently a new funding program was developed to support established LDMPs and encourage the development of new LDMPs. The Tasmanian Government allocated $300,000 from the Road Safety Levy over 2012-13 and 2013-14 offering community groups in Tasmania the opportunity to apply for the funding. The $300,000 was allocated as follows:
- $200,000 in 2012-13
- $100,000 in 2013-14
LDMP Funding for 2012-13
In 2012-13 DIER announced that funding grants were available for community organisations to establish, consolidate or expand a LDMP.
Two categories of funding were 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.
Applications closed on Monday 19th November 2012.
Funding applications were received from twenty organisations and the following successful grants were announced in December 2012.
Allocated Funding $
|Devonport Chaplaincy Inc||Establishement of a new LDMP||
|Pittwater Community Centre / Okines Community House||Establishment of a new LDMP "Jumpstart"||
|Geeveston Community Centre||Establishment of a new LDMP "Jumpstart"||
|Dorset Community House||Establishment of new LDMP||
|Goodwood Community Centre||Consolidation and expansion of the "Greenlight" LDMP||
|Derwent Valley Community House||Consolidation and expansion of the "Drive Time" LDMP||
|Kentish Council||Consolidation and expansion fo the "Road Education Volunteers (REV)" LDMP||
|Jordan River Services (Bridgewater Community Centre)||Consolidation and expansion of the "Top Gear" LDMP||
|Fusion Home Support||Consolidation and expansion fo the "Wheels 4 Work" LDMP||
|Migrant Resource Centre South||Consolidation and expansion of the "Top Gear" LDMP||
|Migrant Resource Centre North||Consolidation and expansion of the "Drive 4 Life" LDMP||
|Claredon Vale Neighbourhood Centre||Consolidation and expansion of the "Ready Set Go" LDMP||
LDMP Funding for 2013-14
Information will be provided to community organisations later in 2013 regarding the next round of funding ($100,000) for 2013–14.
- 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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