Youth grants and funding

Applications are now open

NT Youth Week 2023 grants applications are now open. Applications Close 4 December 2022.

Open grants that the Office of Youth Affairs administer are available on the GrantsNT website.

Read below to find out more about the variety of grant funding opportunities for young people and people working for them.

Get information about the Office of Youth Affairs.

The Office of Youth Affairs administers the Youth Engagement Grants program, which aims to provide financial support to:

  • young people
  • community groups
  • organisations.

This enables young Territorians to engage and participate in a variety of drug and alcohol free recreational events, personal development and leadership programs.

The Youth Engagement Grants program includes the following.

Youth Vibe Holiday grants

Youth Vibe Holiday grants are open for activities and events occurring during the June/July and December/January school holiday periods.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available.

Go to the Northern Territory Government (NTG) website to find out more.

Quick Response grants

Quick Response grants are open most of the financial year from 1 July to 31 May, or until extended.

Grants up to $500 for individuals aged from 12 to 25 years of age and up to $2,000 are available for organisations.

The grant is for an event or activity that you would like to attend or coordinate that aims to engage young people.

Go to the NTG website to find out more.

Find out more and speak with a regional program co-ordinator about the Regional Youth Services program.

NT Youth Week grants now open, for more information and to apply visit GrantsNT.

Provide funding to help with running NT-based activities during the celebrations of the NT Youth Week.

Organisations can apply for grants of up to $2000 to run alcohol and drug free activities.

Go to the NTG website to find out more.

The City of Darwin Community grants program provides funding for projects that directly benefit the Darwin community.

Submissions for funding are invited in March and September of each year.

The council will consider applications of up to $10,000 as it aims to support the greatest number of organisations and projects as possible.

Find out more on the City of Darwin website.

Get financial assistance for sport and recreation.

Local government organisations can get assistance to deliver services and programs to the community.

This is provided through a grants program, which is administered on an annual basis.

Find out more on the Northern Territory Government website.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers harmony grants, multicultural community facilities grants and the multicultural grants program.

The multicultural grants program provides migrant and multicultural communities in the Northern Territory (NT) with funding for projects or activities that promote:

  • social inclusion
  • cohesion
  • multicultural diversity
  • linguistic diversity.

Find out more about multicultural grants on the NTG website.

The Department of Health has grant funding up to $20,000 available for individual projects and activities aimed at preventing and reducing youth substance misuse in the Northern Territory.

It could be through the provision of positive activities, such as:

  • training and opportunities in the arts
  • skills development
  • other diversionary activities where a component of alcohol and other drugs education is included.

Find out more on the Northern Territory Government's Department of Health website.

The Office of Gender Equity and Diversity provides policy advice across government and directly to the Minister for Women in relation to gender equality, gender diversity and inclusion in the Northern Territory.

Find out more on the Northern Territory Government website:

For more information

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the grant programs listed above, call the grants officer on 08 8999 3862 or email

Last updated: 21 November 2022

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