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Creating Safer Communities & Cutting Crime: Major Grant Funding Now Open

Over $270,000 of grant funding becomes available tomorrow through the NT Health 2020-21 Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program.

All Northern Territory based community groups, non-government organisations, local councils, sole traders and partnerships are eligible to apply for grants of up to $20,000.

The grants are to support community projects and initiatives that are aimed at preventing youth substance misuse in the Northern Territory.

Grants can be used for projects and activities including:

Applications for the grants close at 3.00pm on Friday 27 November 2020. Successful applicants are expected to be announced by late December 2020.

Visit for further information, eligibility criteria, and to submit applications, or phone 8999 2691.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:

“The Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program delivers on the Territory Labor Government’s commitment to reinstate funding for activities aimed at reducing the impact of youth substance misuse. 

“Applications must demonstrate how the proposed project relates to the National Drug Strategy and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy.

“We are committed to putting children first, to create safer communities via grant programs such as these designed to cut alcohol misuse, crime, and keeping our community safer.

“Engaging with young people through trusted grass-roots organisations and community groups and through past-times like sport is the best way for important health messages to make an impact.”

Media contact: Hannah West 0436 641 108