Grants and funding

The NT Correctional Services provides grants to support the development of custodial and community programs to help people who have offended or are at a risk of offending.

Available grants

The department provides grant funding for the following services.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services

To provide a residential alcohol and other drug treatment program to Indigenous pre-release prisoners.

Chaplaincy services

To provide a coordinating chaplain at the Darwin and Alice Springs correctional centres.

Elders Visiting Program

Provides opportunity for elders to participate in and promote more community involvement or have input into a prisoner's preparation for release - eligibility restricted.

Pre and post-release supported accommodation

To provide transitional accommodation and reintegration support services to eligible prisoner and post-release offenders leaving Northern Territory correctional facilities.

Prisoner support services

To assist and support prisoners and families with services not already provided through other programs or schemes.

Register of Appropriate Support Persons (RASP)

A register of appropriate support persons that meets the requirements of section 14 and 35 of the Youth Justice Act.

Reintegration services

To provide reintegration services for people exiting prison and juvenile detention facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs

Youth boot camps

To provide intervention and case management services to youth at risk of entering the justice system through boot camps.

Youth community-based diversion

To provide youth diversion case management and program referral options in urban, regional and remote areas.

How to apply

Read the Program Guidelines (338.9 kb) on how to apply for grants. 

These guidelines also include the applications forms you will need to complete.

Application Details Form (pdf 2 mb)

Application Budget Form (pdf 2 mb)

Statement of Requirements (133.5 kb)

All applications must be emailed to

Policies and guidelines

Read below for information about grant policies and guidelines for service providers and departmental staff.

Service providers

Correctional Services Grant Application Guidelines provide step-by-step directions to external service providers on how to complete application forms, performance reporting, milestone submissions and financial acquittals.

Grant application guidelines (429.3 kb)
Grant application guidelines (338.9 kb)

Correctional Services staff

Correctional Services Grants Management Framework explains the best practice in grants management, legislative requirements, and processes for appropriate management, accountability and control arrangements over the payment, ongoing monitoring and acquittal of grants.

Grants management framework (934.9 kb)
Grants management framework (232.3 kb)

It also details specific practice and procedure for managing grants work from end-to-end, including instruction on how to plan and promote grant projects, assess grant applications, and create and manage funding contracts.

For more information contact the Grants Administration Unit by calling (08) 8935 7408 or (08) 8935 7438, or email

Last updated: 21 September 2016