Grants directory

The Northern Territory Government provides a wide range of grants, scholarships and other forms of support for businesses, community organisations and individuals.

You should use local goods and services wherever possible if you are awarded a grant. There are specific requirements to buy local if you are receiving a capital grant.

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GrantsNT is a new online grants management system that will be available from July 2018.

GrantsNT will make it simpler to find, apply for and manage NT government grants.

To find out more, go to the Department of Corporate and Information Services' website.

Animal Welfare

  • Animal Welfare
    For organisations to undertake animal welfare projects that improve animal well-being, raise community awareness of responsibilities in regard to animal welfare and help progress good animal management practice.
  • Wild Life Grants
    For organisations to collect, care and release sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.

Arts

  • Arts Development
    Supports projects across all art forms for the research, development or creation of new work or community cultural development projects.
  • Community Festivals
    Support established and emerging regional and remote community festivals to develop and present artistic programs and cultural maintenance initiatives in community arts celebrations.
  • Emerging Artists
    Supports emerging artists to access funding for arts development, presentation and promotion or skills based projects.
  • Industry and Audience Development
    Provides support to Northern Territory based organisations that create professional development and skills training opportunities for Northern Territory screen practitioners at various stages of their careers, or opportunities for Northern Territory audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice.
  • Presentation and promotion
    Supports projects which present, exhibit, distribute or promote NT arts practice.
  • Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grants
    Assists regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development, or small project opportunities, which would otherwise be unavailable to applicants or limited by the constraints of other funding programs.
  • Regional Museums
    To assist local museums or other organisations committed to the preservation of cultural heritage to develop programs, design and construct displays, manage their collections, acquire relevant skills and enhance the presentation and preservation of local heritage.

Business

  • Aboriginal Business Development Program
    To assist Aboriginal people and joint ventures (where Aboriginal people hold significant equity) to enter or expand commercial business arrangements that will create employment and /or wealth creation opportunities.
  • Business Innovation Support Initiatives
    To initiate and promote innovation by assisting businesses to commence research and development projects in the areas of science, engineering, technology and design.
  • Capital Grants
    You should use local goods and services if you are awarded a grant. There are specific requirements to buy local if you are receiving a Capital Grant.
  • Community based child care
    To strengthen parent managed community based child care services as independent viable businesses. This program is only applicable to the 23 specific Community Based Childcare Centres located in the Northern Territory.
  • Container Deposit Infrastructure Grants
    Funding is available to buy equipment or infrastructure to assist with establishing container deposit collection depots or collection points in the Northern Territory.
  • Equity Training Grants
    Equity training grans improve training and employment outcomes for disadvantaged people in the Northern Territory.
  • Funding to upskill or reskill employees
    If you are an employer in the Northern Territory (NT) you can apply for funding to upskill or reskill your employees as part of the Industry Buildskills Program.
  • Indigenous Responsive Program
    The Indigenous Responsive Program funds training for workers for projects in regional and remote communities.
  • Industry and Audience Development
    Provides support to Northern Territory based organisations that create professional development and skills training opportunities for Northern Territory screen practitioners at various stages of their careers, or opportunities for Northern Territory audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice.
  • Regional Museums
    To assist local museums or other organisations committed to the preservation of cultural heritage to develop programs, design and construct displays, manage their collections, acquire relevant skills and enhance the presentation and preservation of local heritage.
  • Regional economic development fund
    To support the development of businesses and industry in all regions of the Northern Territory.
  • Remote Aboriginal Development Fund grants
    Grants for initiatives and projects that support economic development, employment opportunities and governance and capacity building in remote communities in the Northern Territory.
  • Smarter Business Solutions
    The Smarter Business Solutions program offers free advice and grants to Northern Territory (NT) business owners, Indigenous enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to help reduce your day-to-day energy, water and material costs.
  • Territory Business Growth Program
    To assist existing small to medium businesses grow and become more viable.
  • Trade Support Scheme
    To support the offshore marketing activities of Northern Territory businesses.

Community

  • Arts Development
    Supports projects across all art forms for the research, development or creation of new work or community cultural development projects.
  • Capital Grants
    You should use local goods and services if you are awarded a grant. There are specific requirements to buy local if you are receiving a Capital Grant.
  • Community Festivals
    Support established and emerging regional and remote community festivals to develop and present artistic programs and cultural maintenance initiatives in community arts celebrations.
  • Community Sponsorship Program
    For community groups, projects, events and programs.
  • Computers for the community
    To assist community organisations and to support publicly spirited activities in the NT by donating surplus, working computer equipment.
  • Crown land grants for community groups
    Crown land is available for eligible community groups to develop community infrastructure at reduced or no rental cost.
  • Facilities and capital equipment
    To improve the capacity of sport and recreation organisations to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible sport and recreation opportunities for all Territorians.
  • Harmony Grants
    For organisations to promote multiculturalism in the Northern Territory, including the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree.
  • International Student Development Grant
    If you are an international student, student or community group (not incorporated), you can apply for a grant of up to $500 for professional development.
  • Multicultural Community Facilities Grant
    To assist migrant and multicultural communities with the renovations and upgrades of existing multicultural groups premises.
  • Multicultural Grant Program
    To assist migrant and multicultural communities with social inclusion, social cohesion and / or cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Multicultural Grant Program - Quick Response
    Quick response grants
  • National Youth Week
    For individuals, groups, clubs, schools, organisations and businesses to provide youth engagement activities held during National Youth Week.
  • Quick Response Program
    For unforeseeable bone fide expenses, opportunities which need immediate funding or activities which do not fit in other DSRR funding programs.
  • Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grants
    Assists regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development, or small project opportunities, which would otherwise be unavailable to applicants or limited by the constraints of other funding programs.
  • Regional Museums
    To assist local museums or other organisations committed to the preservation of cultural heritage to develop programs, design and construct displays, manage their collections, acquire relevant skills and enhance the presentation and preservation of local heritage.
  • Regional economic development fund
    To support the development of businesses and industry in all regions of the Northern Territory.
  • Road Safety Community Grants Program
    For community to help improve or promote road safety.
  • Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Fund
    Funding to help break the intergenerational cycle of domestic and family violence.
  • Seniors Month
    For organisations to encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, connect to the community or to create opportunities for continued involvement in activities.
  • Youth Affairs - Quick Response Group
    Group - to assist young Territorians to access a variety of youth initiated events and personal development programs.
  • Youth Vibe
    For organisations to provide youth engagement activities during the major school holidays.

Disaster Resilience

  • Disaster Resilience Emergency Volunteer Fund
    Provides funding for projects aimed at improving organisational response to natural disasters in the Northern Territory.
  • Disaster Resilience Fund
    Focuses on natural disaster resilience works, measures and related activities that contribute to a more resilient community.
  • Risk Priority Project Fund
    Provides funding for projects that develop natural disaster risk knowledge, resilience and emergency management capabilities in the Northern Territory.

Education and Training

Environment

  • Container Deposit Infrastructure Grants
    Up to $30,000 is available to buy equipment or infrastructure to assist with establishing container deposit collection depots or collection points in the Northern Territory.
  • Environment Project Grant
    The Environment Project grant program provides funding for community based projects that help reduce harm to the environment.
  • Small Environment Project Grants
    The Small Environment Grant program provides funding of up to $5,000 to support communities pursue initiatives that deal with or raise awareness about environmental issues in your local area.
  • Smarter Business Solutions
    The Smarter Business Solutions program offers free advice and grants to Northern Territory (NT) business owners, Indigenous enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to help reduce your day-to-day energy, water and material costs.
  • Smart Energy Grants
    Territorians can access energy-efficient initiatives for their homes through a new $4 million Smart Energy Grants program. The grants are run through a voucher system on a 50-50 co-contribution basis, for up to $1,000.

Equipment and Infrastructure

Events

  • Community Festivals
    Support established and emerging regional and remote community festivals to develop and present artistic programs and cultural maintenance initiatives in community arts celebrations.
  • Community Sponsorship Program
    For community groups, projects, events and programs.
  • Harmony Grants
    For organisations to promote multiculturalism in the Northern Territory, including the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree.
  • International Women's Day Grants
    Funding to help you run your International Women's Day event.
  • Multicultural Grant Program
    To assist migrant and multicultural communities with social inclusion, social cohesion and / or cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • National Youth Week
    For individuals, groups, clubs, schools, organisations and businesses to provide youth engagement activities held during National Youth Week.
  • Seniors Month
    For organisations to encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, connect to the community or to create opportunities for continued involvement in activities.
  • Youth Affairs - Quick Response Group
    Group - to assist young Territorians to access a variety of youth initiated events and personal development programs.
  • Youth Vibe
    For organisations to provide youth engagement activities during the major school holidays.

Health

History and Heritage

  • Heritage Grants
    To encourage appropriate conservation work to privately-owned heritage places.
  • History Grants
    To encourage and support original research about Northern Territory history, and broaden the resources available in this field, for the community to access and engage with.
  • Regional Museums
    To assist local museums or other organisations committed to the preservation of cultural heritage to develop programs, design and construct displays, manage their collections, acquire relevant skills and enhance the presentation and preservation of local heritage.

Indigenous

Individuals

Multicultural

Scholarships

Seniors

  • Seniors Month
    For organisations to encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, connect to the community or to create opportunities for continued involvement in activities.

Sponsorships

Sport

  • Facilities and capital equipment
    To improve the capacity of sport and recreation organisations to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible sport and recreation opportunities for all Territorians.
  • Grass Roots Development
    For organisations to provide opportunities to participate in sport and active recreation; and strengthen the capability of sport and active recreation organisations to deliver programs.
  • Learn to Swim Vouchers
    For young children aged up to five years.
  • NTIS Athlete Scholarships
    To help offset costs involved with scholarship, training and competition commitments.
  • NTIS Coach Scholarships
    To help offset costs involved in learning and development commitments.
  • Quick Response Program
    For unforeseeable bone fide expenses, opportunities which need immediate funding or activities which do not fit in other DSRR funding programs.
  • Sport Voucher Scheme
    The Sport Voucher Scheme assists with the cost of children getting involved in sport, recreation and cultural activities.

Tourism

  • China Ready Program
    Grants for tourism businesses to make their visitor experience more engaging for Chinese customers.
  • Digital Leap Program
    Tourism businesses can apply for coaching programs to assist them in their digital marketplace. Assistance can include help with digital promotion, website development, digital marketing strategies and plans, use of reviewing tools and social media.
  • Visitor Experience Enhancement Program
    Grants for tourism businesses and operators to improve tourism experiences, facilities and attractions. The program is part of the Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

Women

Youth

  • National Youth Week
    For individuals, groups, clubs, schools, organisations and businesses to provide youth engagement activities held during National Youth Week.
  • Youth Affairs - Quick Response - Individual
    Individual - to assist young Territorians to access a variety of youth initiated events and personal development programs.
  • Youth Affairs - Quick Response Group
    Group - to assist young Territorians to access a variety of youth initiated events and personal development programs.
  • Youth Vibe
    For organisations to provide youth engagement activities during the major school holidays.