Suicide prevention community grant

Suicide prevention grants are open to applications from the following categories:

  • community suicide prevention activities
  • workforce suicide prevention training activities.

For information about the NT suicide prevention strategy, go to the Department of Health website.

Community suicide prevention

Grants of up to $10,000 to support locally-led projects or activities that address an identified suicide prevention need.

Workforce suicide prevention training

Organisations can apply for support to undertake suicide prevention training. Up to 50% of the total cost can be supported up to a total of $5,000 per organisation.

You can source a quote from a training provider. Get an example list of providers who offer this training.

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Applicants must meet all of the following:

  • be a viable legal entity as defined by the Australian Tax Office, for example:
    • an individual (sole trader)
    • a private company
    • a public company
    • a cooperative, or
    • a partnership
  • have an Australian Business number (ABN) or provide evidence that they have applied for one
  • not be a political party
  • have no overdue reporting requirements including financial acquittals for any previous NT Government grant
  • have, or be in the process of applying for, a public liability insurance policy with minimum cover of $10 million per event.

Projects, activities or events must align with at least one of the three following priority areas:

  • build inclusive communities and strengthen community resilience
  • address stigma and discrimination
  • raise awareness of effective suicide prevention practices.

The following won't be funded:

  • any activity or event that does not occur within the NT
  • international travel
  • fund-raising activities
  • recruitment agency fees
  • projects that have already occurred, or costs that have already been incurred
  • wages for staff members performing duties under their normal role.

Grants are closed.

Your proposal will be assessed by a panel.

You will need to show how your proposal will:

  • support localised action to build stronger communities that have increased capacity to respond to and prevent suicidal behaviour through raising awareness and reducing stigma
  • address the outcomes and priority groups identified in the NT Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework
  • meet an identified suicide prevention need for Territorians.

You can find out about the suicide prevention strategic framework on the Department of Health website.

If your application is successful the grant agreement will require you to provide the following:

  • updates regarding any key dates to allow for promotion and participation opportunities
  • written evidence of acknowledgment of the NT Government on promotional materials, where appropriate
  • images of the event or project, where appropriate, for use in government promotional material
  • an evaluation report of your activity/project within 30 days after it is completed
  • a financial statement that provides details of how you used the grant.

Successful applications may be published or used by government. This is a condition of your application.

The following may be shared:

  • organisation name
  • amount
  • purpose
  • special approval conditions.

Your event must take place before 31 March 2022. We will ask you for a story about what you did and how it was received in the community. This will help us evaluate the grants program and plan for future projects.

The following resources are provided to help you with your activities:

Any variations to your application, including changes to the timing of an activity, should be negotiated with your grant manager.

If you are planning major changes to service delivery or are unable to deliver your service, particularly if you are an essential service provider, please contact your grant manager as soon as possible.

Grant recipients

Read below to find out about grant recipients.

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Title of activity / project

Organisation name

Community / region covering

Approved amount $

Region

Focus

Building resilience, growing a stronger, healthier Willowra community

Willowra School

Willowra

5,000

Central Australia

Training

Building on what we’ve learned – Western Desert workshop

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi (Aboriginal Corporation)

Mt Liebig / Papunya

10,000

Central Australia

Community

Making a Difference

The Hub of Respect Inc.

Alice Springs

9,975

Central Australia

Youth

Workforce Suicide Prevention Training

CAAPU (Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit

Alice Springs

2,750

Central Australia

Training

Pioneer Player and Family Wellbeing

Pioneer Football Club Inc.

Alice Springs

8,000

Central Australia

Youth

Suicide Awareness Day – Addressing Stigma and Discrimination

Drug and Alcohol Services Australia

Alice Springs

2,000

Central Australia

Community

Trucking Yards Wellbeing Camp

Billie-Jo Wesley

Alice Springs

9,000

Central Australia

Community

Traditional medicine and practices in suicide prevention

Jamie Millier

Kintore

6,000

Central Australia

Youth

CASSE Australia’s: Shields for Living, Tools for Life Cultural Program

CASSE Australia Limited

Finke (Apatula)

10,000

Central Australia

Men

Anthony Hale

Aboriginal Young Men’s Care group

Karama / Casuarina / Malak

10,000

Top End

Men

Thrive: Elements of Wellbeing

Brothers Rugby League Club

Darwin

5,000

Top End

Youth

Suicide Awareness Through Art (SATA) Program

FORWAARD Aboriginal Corporation

Darwin

10,000

Top End

Community

Y nights at Cas Pool

YMCA

Bagot / Casuarina

10,000

Top End

Youth

No Stones Unturned

Palmerston and Regional Basketball Association

Palmerston

10,000

Top End

Youth

Walking Off The War Within

Walking Off The War Within Inc.

Darwin

5,000

Top End

Community

Speaking Up About Wellbeing – Adult Mental Health Resource project

Jacqueline Dysart

Darwin

10,000

Top End

Community

Healing of the Nafs

UMNT

Dawin

5,000

Top End

Community

Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign Males 40+ in the Litchfield Municipality

Rotary Club of Litchfield / Palmerston

Litchfield

5,000

Top End

Community

Suicide prevention training for CDU staff and student leaders

Charles Darwin University

Darwin

3,080

Top End

Training

Build ‘em up: Suicide Prevention through Skateboarding and Balanced Choice

Thamarrurr Youth Indigenous Corporation

Wadeye

10,000

Top End

Youth

West Daly Regional Council – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

West Daly Regional Council

Wadeye / Nganmarriyanga / Peppimenarti

1,685

Top End

Training

West Arnhem Community Suicide Prevention Initiatives

West Arnhem Regional Council

Jabiru / Warruwi / Maningrida

5,000

Top End

Training

Men’s Wellbeing Program

Green River Aboriginal Corporation

Daly River

10,000

Top End

Men

Council of Australian Veterans (Darwin Branch) Inc. – Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

Council of Veterans (Darwin Brach) Inc.

Darwin

5,000

Top End

Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training

NT Industry Training Bureau (youthworx)

Darwin

3,245

Top End

Training

Breaking the cycle – Mountain biking for mental health and wellbeing

Darwin Off-Road Cyclist (DORC) Inc

Darwin

3,000

Top End

Community

Darwin greater region Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network

Jye Cardona

Darwin and Palmerston

10,000

Top End

Community

Holistic Wellbeing Network and Gathering

N Eather & P.A Mckenzie – Young (Mayala-Bol)

Darwin

10,000

Top End

Community

East Arnhem Empowerment Conference

Galiwin’ku Women’s Space

Galiwin’ku

5,000

East Arnhem

Women

Youth Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid Course

Laynhapuy Homelands School Council

Laynhapuy Homelands

5,000

East Arnhem

Youth

Kalano Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Kalano Community Assoc.

Katherine

8,000

Big Rivers

Community

Suicide Prevention Practices Training

Katherine Regional Arts

Katherine

3,000

Big Rivers

Training

Young Women’s Group 2021

Katherine Regional Arts

Katherine

7,000

Big Rivers

Youth

Angels of Rock

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Ngukurr

10,000

Big Rivers

Community

Suicide Awareness Camp

Mihkahlia Proffitt

Borroloola

10,000

Big Rivers

Youth

Family fun day

Clyde Fenton School Council Inc.

Katherine

2,000

Big Rivers

Community

Flowing Waters, Healing Lights

Top End Association For Mental Health Inc.

Katherine / Gunbalanya

10,000

Big Rivers

Community

Suicide Prevention 2021

Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation

Ngukurr / Urapunga

10,000

Big Rivers

Youth

ASIST Suicide Awareness training for Tennant Creek educators (Tennant Creek High School)

Olivia Vizard

Tennant Creek

4,860

Barkly

Training

Title of activity /  project

Organisation name

Community / region covering

Approved amount $

Region

Focus

‘Men Can Get Support’ project (Part 2)

Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation

Alice Springs

9,000

Central Australia

Male

Making a Difference

The Hub of Respect Inc

Alice Springs

9,975

Central Australia

Youth

Warlpiri Youth Bush Camps

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

Yuendumu

8,000

Central Australia

Youth

Live to Ride and Ride to Live - by getting a Motorcycle Licence

Ken Immanuel Lechleitner

Alice Springs

10,000

Central Australia

Youth

Arrernte Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness Project

Akeyulerre Incorporated

Arrernte

10,000

Central Australia

Youth

Waltja-Tjutangku Tjungkungku Kanyintjaku Tjananya / Coming Together Looking After Them – Aputula/Finke community

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi (Aboriginal Corporation)

Aputula / Finke

10,000

Central Australia

Youth

Suicide Awareness Day

Drug And Alcohol Services Australia Ltd

Alice Springs

3,000

Central Australia

Whole of community

Connecting Community, Strengthening Connections

Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation

Alice Springs

9,000

Central Australia

Whole of community

Shields for protection

JAMIE MILLIER

Kintore

5,000

Central Australia

Youth

Walking Off The War Within 2021

Walking Off The War Within Inc.

Alice Springs

3,000

Central Australia

Male

ROCK for life

Foundation of Rehabilitation With Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties Aboriginal Corporation

Darwin

10,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Social and Emotional Wellbeing Supports (inclusive of suicide prevention education and activities) for the NT Health Academy Students (NTAHA).

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)

Darwin

4,500

Darwin

Youth

safeTALK and sailing

Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Aboriginal Corporation

Darwin / Rural

7,528

Darwin

Whole of community

Feel Good Fridays

Palmerston and Regional Basketball Association

Palmerston

8,500

Darwin

Youth

Life Worth Living -- A Short Film

Leah Sanderson / Nathan Djekurra

Darwin

10,000

Darwin

Youth

Aboriginal Resilience Training for Youth (ARTY)

TANYAH NASIR CONSULTING SERVICES

Darwin/ (Palmerston/ Rural)

10,000

Darwin

Women

Suicide Awareness and Resilience Materials

Danila Dilba

Darwin

10,000

Darwin

Youth

Hand Up Project - Rodney Fejo

NORTHERN TERRITORY RUGBY UNION INC

Darwin

8,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Y nights (Bagot Community at Casuarina Pool)

The Young Men's Christian Association of the Northern Territory Ltd (YMCA)

Darwin

9,000

Darwin

Youth

HOOP'S 4 LIFE

JOAN WASHINGTON (auspice for local group)

Darwin

8,500

Darwin

Youth

Brothers Youth Wellbeing Initiative – “Let’s Talk Suicide Awareness”

BROTHERS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

Darwin

8,500

Darwin

Youth

Hayath " In Celebration of Being Alive"

UMNT Incorporated

Darwin

5,000

Darwin

Youth

Working Together to prevent Suicide

Vanessa Lowe

Palmerston / Darwin

4,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Suicide Awareness Campaign targeting 40+ males in the Litchfield Municipality

Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston

Litchfield

3,000

Darwin

Whole of community

International Men's Day Forum

REBECCA FORREST

Darwin

1,500

Darwin

Male

CALD mental health champions

Ignite Potential Incorporated

Darwin

6,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Breaking the cycle - Mountain biking for mental health and wellbeing

DARWIN OFF-ROAD CYCLISTS (DORC) INCORPORATED

Darwin

2,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Awareness program on Mental Health and Suicidal Issue”

Non-Resident Nepali Association Australia Limited

Darwin

3,000

Darwin

Whole of community

Dragon Boat construction

Red Lily Health Board Aboriginal Corporation

Minjilang

5,000

East and West Arnhem

Youth

Local Art Exhibition Calendar

Red Lily Health Board Aboriginal Corporation

Minjilang

5,000

East and West Arnhem

Community

Galiwin'ku Ḏirramu Mala Walk

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Galiwinku

5,000

East and West Arnhem

Male

Suicide Prevention Workshops

WEST ARNHEM REGIONAL COUNCIL

Minjilang / Warruwi

8,840

East and West Arnhem

Community

Yirrkala Healing Workshops – Youth and Health Practitioners

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

Yirrkala

9,350

East and West Arnhem

Youth

Growing Strongbala Way Community Bush Garden

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Katherine (remote)

10,000

Katherine

Youth

Suicide Prevention Support Camps

Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation

Ngkurr

8,500

Katherine

Youth

Strong Minds Program

Thamarrurr Youth Indigenous Corporation

Wadeye

10,000

Katherine

Youth

Young Women's Group

Katherine Regional Arts Incorporated

Katherine

7,500

Katherine

Youth

Kartiki Wilya Tinjiki - Keep the Men Strong

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation

Tennant Creek

10,000

Tennant Creek

Male

Mental Health Awareness and Education Project

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation

Tennant Creek

7,500

Tennant Creek

Whole of Community

Voices from the Community”: – Sexual, Bodily & Gender Diversity- update and reprint

Northern Territory Aids And Hepatitis Council Inc

Tiwi Island

8,000

Tiwi Island

Whole of Community

Suicide Awareness Champions

Pirlangimpi Aboriginal Corporation

Pirlangimpi

9,000

Tiwi Island

Whole of Community

Organisation name

Project

Community / region covering

Grant amount $

Region

WYDAC

Warra Warra Kanyi - Strengthening Walpiri Youth - Training for key staff members

Nyirripi/ Willowra/Lajamanu/ Yuendumu

7,520

Central Australia

Canteen Creek Owairtilla Aboriginal Corporation

At Risk Response Group and Harm Minimisation Diversion Program

Canteen Creek Community

10,000

Central Australia

Pioneer Football Club Incorporated

Resilience Camp - Strong hearts, Strong minds

Alice Springs

10,000

Central Australia

YMCA of the Northern Territory Youth & Community Services Ltd

mYnd-pump: Supporting young people to create connections and be active

Alice Springs

10,000

Central Australia

Pintupi Homelands Health Service

Connecting the Community, development of and implementation of the Community Mental Health Strategy CMHS.

Kintore

3,500

Central Australia

Tangentyere Council Incorporated

"Men Can Get Support" project

Alice Springs

10,000

Central Australia

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

The Men’s Yarning Circle

Alice Springs

6,100

Central Australia

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Waltja-Tjutangku Tjungkungku Kanyintjaku Tjananya / Coming Together Looking After Them – Papunya community

Papunya

10,000

Central Australia

Reeling Veterans

Fishing Trip to correspond with veteran's health week

Darwin

3,500

Darwin

Gravel Rash Hash NT

To provide a dedicated trailer fitted with a barbecue for use by the club in its weekly rides to be used for weekly social rides

Darwin

2,000

Darwin

Come Walk With Me NT

World Suicide Prevention Day Walk/Event

Darwin

4,000

Darwin

Darwin Festival

Man With the Iron Neck – Darwin Festival Season Community Ticketing Access Program

Darwin

5,000

Darwin

Catherine Booth House (The Salvation Army)

Therapeutic Drumming and Art Therapy (Suicide Awareness and Prevention)

Darwin

4,250

Darwin

Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston Inc.

Rotary Litchfield/Palmerston Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign for Males 40+

Litchfield Municipality

3,500

Darwin

Red Lily Health Service

Emotional Wellbeing promotion through the honouring of young women

Minjilang

10,000

East and West Arnhem

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

YOUR LIFE IS PRECIOUS Campaign, THE ENEMY WITHIN (TEW), SCHOOL HOLIDAY WELLBEING SOCIAL MEDIA Campaign, MERCHANDISE Campaign

Nhulunbuy / Yirrkala

8,500

East and West Arnhem

Red Lily Health Service

Cooking classes for the development of a forum for community feedback and dynamic input to local issues

Minjilang

4,480

East and West Arnhem

Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation

Galiwinku Yothu Miyalk / Miyalk  Mental Health Yarning Circles Workshops and web-based self help guide.(Galiwinku Young Girls and Women’s Mental Health Yarning Circles Workshops)

Galiwinku

9,490

East and West Arnhem

Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation

Football Leaders

Galiwinku

9,750

East and West Arnhem

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Gunyangara Ḏirramu Mala Camp

Gunyangara/ Birritjimi/ Nhulunbuy

5,000

East and West Arnhem

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Yirrkala Ḏirramu Mala Camp

Yirrkala

5,000

East and West Arnhem

Thamarrurr Development Corporation (Men’s Shed Dept.)

Aboriginal Men’s Health & Wellness Camps

Wadeye

10,000

Top End West

YMCA of the Northern Territory Youth & Community Services Ltd

mYnd-pump: Supporting young people to create connections and be active

Katherine

10,000

Katherine

Jilkminggan Community

Mangarrayi minds alive, Musical Therapy for entire Community

Katherine

5,500

Katherine

Australian Sports Medicine Federation Ltd

SafeTalk training for 15 accredited Sports Trainers

Territory Wide

1,000

NT Wide

Darwin RSL Sub Branch Incorporated

PTSD and Suicide Awareness at Billeroy House

Darwin

4,500

NT Wide

Rodney Fejo

Hand Up Project

NT Wide

7,600

NT Wide

Time and Place Consulting & Collaboration

Co-creating the Tennant Creek Archive of Hope, Strength and Resilience: Women stories

Tennant Creek

10,000

Tennant Creek

Organisation Project nameDescription Grant Amount $Region
Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Health Service Community mental health first aid courses To provide specifically age and culturally identified and appropriate mental health first aid courses to community members, local staff and students. 10,000 Central Australia
The Hub of Respect  Making a Difference Program The Making A Difference program is a prevention and early intervention program aimed at vulnerable young people and adults that have been identified as engaging or likely to be engaged in high risk behaviours. 9,800 Central Australia
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation  Waltja-Tjutangku Tjungkungku Kanyintjaku Tjananya 'Coming Together Looking After Them Project' The provision of workshops for males and females to identify safe places, safe people, and develop the skills to feel safe when you have "big worries". 10,000 Central Australia
MacDonnell Regional Council  Central Australia Suicide Prevention Workshop Bringing together people from throughout the Central Australian region with a focus on suicide prevention strategies for both youth and adults. The “Little Red Threatbook” will be redeveloped to ensure it is culturally appropriate. 10,000 Central Australia
Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Program The delivery of a suicide awareness campaign as part of the Health Bodies Healthy Mind program in the Yirrkala community. 10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Gunyangara Dirramu Mala Walk Project The provision of a safe space where Gunyanagra Birritjmi men can meet with clinicians to share stories and understanding and creating a platform for health education and support. 10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Yirrkala Dirramu Mala Walk Project The provision of a safe space where Yirrkala men can meet with clinicians to share stories and understanding and creating a platform for health education and support. 10,000 East Arnhem
Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation Miwatj Youth Reference Group Engage young people in a youth reference group to advise Miwatj Health on youth related matters, and generate actions and awareness. 10,000 East Arnhem
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation Girls Youth Wellbeing Camps The provision of mental health, suicide prevention education and information sessions to Indigenous youth aged 12-18 years within a wellbeing camp model. 10,000 East Arnhem
AFL Northern Territory Kicking Community Goals on Suicide Prevention project Suicide prevention training to be provided to staff who support ALF programs in remote communities. These staff will then provide awareness campaigns in Galiwinku, Maningrida and the Gove peninsula. 8,811 West and East Arnhem
Tiwi Contractors  Community BBQ event Hosting a community BBQ to provide information on community development programs, employment opportunities and showcasing existing helpline and support organisations with guest speakers to provide expertise on suicide prevention strategies. 960 Tiwi Islands
Telling Story: Sudha Coutinho Tiwi Strong Women: Watering the Tree of Life A narrative therapy project utilising the Tree of Life methodology. In collaboration with Tiwi Strong Women’s Group. Tree of Life promotes the development of protective factors and resilience building. 10,000 Tiwi Islands
Darwin Indigenous Men's Service Inc Aboriginal Men's Healing and Yarning Circles An early intervention strategy with healing and yarning circles focus on increasing emotional resilience and reducing vulnerability to mental health and suicide ideation. 10,000 Darwin 
Dawn House Women and children's therapy Support for art materials to engage women and children in weekly programs to aid interpersonal skills, problem solving, mindfulness, self-esteem, resilience and self‑confidence building. 2,500 Darwin 
Multilingual Broadcasting Council NT Inc. Multilingual Suicide Awareness and Support Broadcasting Program Produce and broadcast through the Multilingual Broadcasting Council, suicide prevention and support messages in languages other than English that target the migrant and refugee sector in Darwin. 10,000 Darwin 
SabrinasRide4life Darwin Suicide Bereavement Support Group Establishment of a support group in Darwin for those in the community who have been impacted and have a lived experience of suicide, to educate others in the community about accessing help in times of need. 10,000 Darwin 
Darwin Region Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network Community Engagement Project Facilitate community events in direct response to local community needs as well as to support events around suicide prevention and mental health awareness. 10,000 Darwin 
Darwin Youth Suicide Prevention Network Dance for Life events Engage youth across Darwin and Palmerston to reduce stigma associated with suicide. The bi-monthly community events will raise awareness on the issues of bullying and social and emotional wellbeing. 9,650 Darwin and Palmerston 
Palmerston Rugby Union Club NT Rugby: R U OK? Round 2019 NT Rugby Union and Palmerston Rugby Club will facilitate an R U OK? Round in the rugby 2019 competition with the objective of promoting R U OK? Suicide prevention and wellbeing strategies to players, their families and friends, and the wider NT community. 8,000 Palmerston 
Telling Story: Sudha Coutinho Good stories that make spirit strong - unearthing Beswick community wisdom to face hard times  Telling Story will collaborate with Roper Gulf Regional Council to support community members who have experienced grief, loss and trauma to promote strengths based approaches and transformative stories. 10,000 Katherine 
OzHelp Foundation Suicide prevention for remote cattle stations in NT OzHelp staff will travel throughout the NT to remote cattle stations and provide support and awareness for physical and mental health. 9,983 Katherine and throughout NT
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Suicide prevention awareness training for CDU staff Suicide prevention training for CDU staff to increase suicide awareness and skills to identify at risk students. 9,820 Territory wide

Contact

For more information call 08 8999 2691 or email mhaod.doh@nt.gov.au.


Last updated: 21 July 2021

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