01 May 2020
Minister for Health
Grants to support locally-led activities and projects for suicide prevention open today.
Open to individuals, community groups and non-government organisations, the grants are valued from $500 through to $10,000 to assist in awareness raising for suicide and suicide prevention to:
In the Northern Territory the co-ordination of mental health support during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has been positive, however grant programs such as this ensure the ongoing wellbeing and support of vulnerable Territorians as the community adjusts to the new normal.
The Suicide Prevention Community Grants offer an opportunity for grass-roots initiatives that support vulnerable Territorians in their times of need and to raise awareness.
Applications for the grants open today and close on Friday 29 May 2020.
For more information please visit: https://nt.gov.au/community/community-grants-and-volunteers/community-grants/suicide-prevention-grants.
Quotes from Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:
“Awareness raising for suicide and suicide prevention is always important, particularly during this extended period of physical isolation due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
“Grant schemes such as this that help Territorians in their time of need and increase community awareness directly from grass-roots community groups are pivotal in key target audiences.
“We know messaging, particularly on topics that are complex and hard to talk to, from a trusted community group or individual to their members is beneficial to making that message heard.”
Media contact: Hannah West 0436 641 108