NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants applications open

The Northern Territory Government is working to deliver its promise on reducing the suicide rate over the next five years.

Too many lives are lost due to suicide, with the Northern Territory statistics being the highest in the country.

In our community there are approximately 21 lives taken by suicide for every 100,000 people.

The opportunity to apply for a one-off grant is available to community members and non-government organisations from June 3 2019, closing on June 28 2019.

The grant will provide between $500 and $10,000 towards delivering important localised suicide prevention projects across the Territory, raising awareness to prevent suicide.

To be successful, activities are to be in line with the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework’s goals of:

  • Building inclusive communities and strengthening community resilience
  • Addressing stigma and discrimination
  • Raising awareness of effective suicide prevention practices

Waltja in Alice Springs used its funding from the last round of grants to run workshops with community members around safe places to go, and safe people to talk with, when there are suicidal feelings or when trying to support others.

There were separate gender workshops, and with elders, and then collaborative paintings which remained on community, sharing the knowledge learnt.

Projects and initiatives must be carried out during the 2019-20 financial year and conclude before 30 March 2020.

To apply and find out more, visit www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants

Source: NT Government