Grants and funding

The NT Correctional Services (NTCS) 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

You can apply for two grant programs.

COMMIT Alcohol & Other Drug

COMMIT is a new program operated by NTCS that has a primary target group of offenders with complex issues involving alcohol and drug use. In May 2017 the program trial was extended for two years with funding provided for support services for COMMIT.

COMMIT is a Judge led model of high intensity supervision aimed at reducing both incarceration and recidivism rates by keeping high risk offenders in the community under strict supervision.

NTCS provides funding for alcohol and other drug treatment programs, including the COMMIT program and residential programs to correctional services clients. 

Correctional services clients may include open rated pre-release prisoners and offenders subject to community supervision orders.

Current funding available in this round is for the following streams: 

  • additional Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment options, including residential treatment beds
  • clinicians or counsellors to work with COMMIT offenders
  • other AOD services to support offenders or improve the service system.

NTCS encourages applications that align with the principles of COMMIT, explore opportunities for collaboration, identify ways to value add to existing services and how funding sources can be combined to deliver joined up services.

There is no limit on the number of applications an organisation may submit. There is no limit on the amount that may be requested, however NTCS is seeking to maximise the benefit achieved from the funding.

Applications for the COMMIT grants program close 24 November 2017.

Reform programs: Pre/post-release support & accommodation

This grants program is intended to provide transitional accommodation and reintegration support services to eligible male prisoners and offenders who are experiencing issues with housing and homelessness. 

There is a significant emphasis on case management and reintegration to provide skills for living in the community and to assist residents in establishing community connections and restoring family/community relationships that will support independent living.

The program will also support residents to: 

  • engage in and/or find meaningful and sustainable employment
  • obtain various vocational skills through structured training 
  • build knowledge of the requirements of maintaining tenancy and employment.

Applications for this grants program close 24 November 2017.


How to apply

Read the Program Guidelines (245.4 kb) on how to apply for grants. 

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

Application details form (2.0 mb) 
Application budget form (1.9 mb) 

All applications must be emailed to GrantsAdmin.NTDCS@nt.gov.au.

Policies and guidelines

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

For 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 (409.7 kb)
Grant application guidelines (245.4 kb)

For 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 (1.1 mb)
Grants management framework (144.0 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 GrantsAdmin.NTDCS@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 28 November 2017