Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program

Guidelines for applicants

What’s the purpose of these grants?

Grant funding of up to $20,000 is available for individual projects and activities aimed at preventing and reducing youth substance misuse in the Northern Territory (NT).

This may be through the provision of positive activities, such as training and opportunities in the arts, skills development and other diversionary activities where a component of alcohol and other drugs education is included.

Where substance misuse is already occurring, projects or activities that increase community or individual capacity to directly intervene in preventing misuse of substances will be considered.

Am I eligible?

  • NT based incorporated organisations or community groups can apply
  • Applicants must be registered as an Northern Territory Government (NTG) vendor
    NTG vendor creation/amendment and Department of Health Non-Government Organisation (NGO) registration/update forms are available as part of the application process
  • All project or activity staff must hold a valid Working with Children Clearance Notice (Ochre Card)
  • A current ‘Provide First Aid’ certificate must be held by a staff member at any point of client contact during delivery of the project
  • All projects must demonstrate direct correlation to the National Drug Strategy, National Ice Action Strategy, NT Ice Action Plan and/or the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2014-2019.

What is eligible?

  • Education or training projects and activities where there is a focus on alcohol and other drug use
  • Grants of up to $20,000 will be made available for projects/initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of alcohol and other drug use among young people.

What isn’t eligible?

  • Travel
  • Retrospective projects and activities
  • Proposals solely for purchasing facilities and/or equipment
  • Infrastructure costs associated with running an organisation
  • Activities that do not provide a component of alcohol and other drug education.

How do I apply?

  1. Download and complete the Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program Application Form, NTG vendor creation form, and DOH NGO registration form.
  2. Send completed forms to AODDServiceDevelopment.DOH@nt.gov.au

Early applications are encouraged. Closing date is Friday 31 March 2017.

What is the selection criteria?

Providing information which clearly addresses each eligibility and selection criteria is encouraged. The following factors will be carefully considered during assessment of applications:

  • How the project or activity will benefit youth in the community, with a focus on early intervention and prevention of substance misuse
  • Whether there is demonstrated need for alcohol and other drugs diversionary activities in the target community
  • How the project or activity provides new or enhanced opportunities for young people to improve their health and wellbeing
  • Whether the project or activity is supported within the community
  • How the project or activity raises awareness of, and assists with, community understanding of alcohol and other drug issues
  • Whether the project or activity demonstrates a direct correlation to the National Drug Strategy, National Ice Action Strategy, NT Ice Action Plan and/or the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2014-2019
  • When the proposed project or activity will occur (retrospective projects or activities are ineligible)
  • Whether the application is complete. Applications which do not provide sufficient information for assessment to occur are less likely to be successful that complete applications.

Can I submit my application after 31 March 2017?

Late applications will not be considered. This is to ensure timely assessment of applications and so that release of funds to successful applicants can occur.

When will the application be considered?

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 7 April 2017. Submission of applications before the closing date is encouraged.
  • There is a high demand across the Northern Territory for grant funding and this means that some applicants may miss out.

What other requirements should I know about, if I’m successful?

Should an organisation be successful in their application for an Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grant, the following standard requirements will apply:

  • Written Agreement - Successful applicants will be required to sign a legal Agreement detailing the commitments between the organisation and the Department of Health.
  • Acknowledgment of Assistance - Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the support of the Northern Territory Government (NTG) through the use of the NTG logo on all promotional materials such as media advertisements, press releases, signage at events and/or other methods as appropriate. A digital copy of the logo can be supplied.
  • Evaluation - The Department of Health requires an evaluation to be completed by successful applicants at completion of the project or activity. The evaluation should outline project outcomes, successes and challenges. Please also include photos of the project or activity taking place.
  • Financial and Activity reporting - Successful applicants will be required to submit an Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program acquittal report within 3 months of completion of the project or activity.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Flyer

For further information phone 8999 2691.

Last updated: 22 February 2017