Youth Grants Program: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program 2018-19

Guideline

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 2018/19 funding.

  • Education and interventions that increase awareness of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among young people.
  • Providing projects and opportunities for young people around connectedness, opportunities that build resilience and foster cultural and community connections.

Funding is available up to $20,000 for individual projects/initiatives.

What projects are eligible?

  • Applicants must be NT based incorporated organisations or community groups.
  • Applicants must be a registered NTG vendor (registration forms are available as part of the application process).
  • All project staff must hold a valid Working with Children Clearance Notice (Ochre Card) and Criminal History Check.

How do I apply?

  1. Visit www.health.nt.gov.au
  2. Download and complete the Youth Grants application form, the NTG vendor creation form and the Non-government organisation registration form.
  3. Submit the completed forms by close of business, Monday 5 November 2018 to MHAOD.DOH@nt.gov.au

Late applications may not be considered.

How are applications assessed?

Assessment of applications will consider the following factors:

  • How the project or activity will benefit your 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 2017-2023, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2014-2019.
  • Previous successful delivery and reporting of funded projects.

You will be notified of the outcome of the application within two 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 Grant Agreement between the organisation and the Department of Health. Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the support of the Northern Territory Government through the use of the NTG logo on all promotional materials as media advertisements, press releases, signage at events and/or other methods as appropriate. A digital copy of the logo can be supplied.

Evaluation

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.

Reporting

Successful applicants will be required to submit an Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program 2018-19 acquittal report within three months of the project’s completion.

Contact

For further information contact phone (08) 8999 2691 or email MHAOD.DOH@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 05 October 2018