Suicide prevention community grant guidelines

You can apply for funding to support locally-led projects or activities that address an identified suicide prevention need.

One-off grants between $500 and $10,000 are available for the 2018/19 financial year. Your funded activity must finish before 30 June 2019.

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Who can apply

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.

Information for non-legal entities

Unincorporated bodies may only apply if they nominate an organisation with an appropriate legal status that agrees to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant.

Payment of funds will be made through the nominated organisation, which will be known as the administering body.

Applicants must ensure that the application is signed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent, of the organisation. This person must have ultimate financial and management responsibility for the organisation.

What projects are eligible

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.

How do I apply

To apply you will need to do the following:

Step 1. Complete the application and include enough detail for the assessment panel to have a clear understanding of your project.

Suicide prevention grant application (128.2 kb)
Suicide prevention grant application (192.6 kb)

Step 2. Complete the NT Government vendor creation form (30.7 kb).

This is not a contract, but early completion will speed up the processing time for successful applications.

Step 3. Include evidence, or a quote, of current public liability insurance if your application involves a public event.

Step 4. Email your completed application to

You will receive an email noting when your application has been received.

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in writing

When are applications due

Your application must be submitted by 3pm (Australian central standard time) on Tuesday, 2 October 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.

How are applications assessed

Each proposal received by the closing date will be assessed by a panel on the information provided in the application and how the proposal:

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

You can find out about the Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework on the Department of Health website.

The assessment panel may decide that a proposal should only be partially funded, depending on the content and quality of the application received.

If your application is successful

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.

It is a condition of application that details of successful applications, including the name of the organisation, amount, purpose, and any special approval conditions may be published or used by the government.


If you have any questions you can email the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch at or phone on 08 8999 2829.

Last updated: 31 August 2018


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