Grants Awarded to assist Community Groups with Alcohol and other Drugs Awareness

NT Government

More than $211,000 has been awarded to 11 Northern Territory organisations to reduce youth substance abuse under the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Youth Grants program.

This year is the seventh round of the AOD Youth Grants Program. To date, approximately $1.8 million has been provided, supporting more than 100 projects to help minimise harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs across the Territory.

The locally-led initiatives will deliver a range of AOD educational programs for young people through programs which incorporate art, sporting and bush camp activities. Some of these programs include:

The Tarntipi Homelands Aboriginal Corporation will provide educational and early prevention alcohol and drugs workshops at the Tarntipi Bush Camp on Bathurst Island;Wagait Shire Council in collaboration with Wagait Youth Group, Belyuen Aboriginal Community Council, Belyuen School and the Kenbi Rangers will deliver a 12 month program of arts, recreation and healthy lifestyle activities for young people living in the Wagait Beach and Belyuen communities;The Hub of Respect in Central Australia will run a two-part program that provides – physical activities such as boxing, strengthening and conditioning; and one-on-one support, mentoring and guidance; andCorrugated Iron Youth Arts in Darwin will partner with CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation to provide programs to minimise the harm associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Grants have been awarded by the Northern Territory Government through the NT Health Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs branch.

Quotes from Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:

“The Territory Labor Government is working hard with community stakeholders to support effective programs targeted to bring down youth substance abuse.

“Grant funding is being delivered to organisations in all parts of the Territory including the Top End, Barkly, Big Rivers and Central Australia.

“This program has delivered a long list of success stories and I look forward to seeing further progress into the future.”

Northern Territory Government

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