Alcohol and other drugs: health professionals

Youth Grants Program: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program 2020/21

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) facilitates the strategic policy and planning agenda for alcohol and other drugs in the Northern Territory in partnership with health services, non-government organisations and consumers. This grant round aims to minimise harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, including volatile substances, through a range of prevention, education and community action initiatives.

There are two areas of focus for the 2020/21 funding:

  • Reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs by promoting initiatives that increase resilience in young people.
  • Community connectedness initiatives to reduce instances of social isolation. Projects that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Funding is available up to $20,000 for individual projects/initiatives. Applications need to identify one or both focus areas and projects/initiatives must be specifically for the Northern Territory.

Applications are open from 2 November and close Friday 27 November 2020.

Who can apply?

The opportunity to apply for a one-off grant is now available to:

  • Community groups
  • Non-government organisations
  • Local councils
  • Sole trader and partnerships

How do I apply?

  1. Visit
  2. Login or Register for an Account under an organisation profile.
  3. Search for Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants and hit the apply button at the bottom.

When are applications due?

Applications must be submitted by 3pm by Friday 27 November 2020.

Late applications will not be accepted.

How are applications assessed?

Assessment of applications will consider the following factors:

  • How the project or activity will benefit our community’s youth.
  • How the project or activity provides new or enhanced opportunities for young people to improve their resilience and connectedness to their community and in their lives.
  • The project or activity is supported within the community.
  • The project demonstrates activities which are consistent with the National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2014-2019.
  • Projects/initiatives must be specifically for the Northern Territory.
  • Previous successful delivery and reporting of funded projects.

You will be notified of the outcome of the application within four weeks of the closing date. A failure to receive funding does not necessarily mean your application or project is not worthwhile. There is a high demand across the Northern Territory for grant funding and this means that some may miss out.

If your application is successful

Successful applicants will be required to sign a Letter grant agreement or Short form grant funding agreement between the organisation and the Department of Health. Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the support of the NTG through the use of the NTG logo on all promotional materials e.g. promotional advertisements, press releases, signage at events and/or other material as appropriate. A digital copy of the logo can be supplied.


At the end of your project, we will require a report on your successes and challenges, along with photos of the work you’ve done and the outcomes. We want to hear about what didn’t work as planned, what you would do differently and any learnings from doing the project.


Successful applicants will be required to submit an Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program 2020-21 acquittal report within three months of the project’s completion.


For further information contact phone (08) 8999 2691 or email

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Last updated: 21 February 2017

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