Suicide prevention community grant

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

Applications close on 28 June 2019.

All activities associated with the application must take place during the 2019-20 financial year.

Funded activities should be completed by 31 March 2020. Final reports and acquittals must be submitted before 30 June 2020.

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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.

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.

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.

To apply you will need to do the following:

Step 1. Read the application guidelines.

Suicide prevention grant guidelines PDF (197.4 KB)
Suicide prevention grant guidelines DOCX (167.0 KB)

Step 2. Complete the application and include enough detail for the assessment panel to have a clear understanding of your project.

Suicide prevention grant application PDF (167.5 KB)
Suicide prevention grant application DOCX (182.4 KB)

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 suicide.prevention@nt.gov.au.

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 Friday 28 June 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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 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.

Previous grant recipients

Funded activities for all first round grant recipients must finish before 30 June 2019.

The grant agreement requires 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.

Find out about past grant recipients on the Department of Health website.

If you have any questions you can email the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch at suicide.prevention@nt.gov.au or phone on 08 8999 2829.

Last updated: 03 June 2019

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