Community benefit fund: minor community grants
How your application is assessed
Grants during caretaker period
If you lodge a grant after 1 July, it will take longer than the normal four weeks to assess. You may not receive a response until early October.
You can't start your project until your grant is approved.
You must wait until you receive formal advice from us before you buy any goods, services or equipment.
This page provides information on how your application for minor community grants is assessed.
Your application will be assessed by the director-general of licensing.
The director-general of licensing will make a recommendation to the responsible Minister.
Step 1. Check
The community benefit fund (CBF) secretariat will check the following:
- you are an eligible organisation
- your organisation is meeting its reporting obligations under the Act under which it is incorporated or with Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission if applicable
- your organisation does not have any outstanding acquittals with the CBF.
The CBF will attach a funding history for your organisation to your application.
Step 2. Assessment
The director-general may seek input from other NT Government agencies.
The director-general considers all funding applications and makes recommendations to the Minister who will ultimately determine if an application will or will not be funded.
Your application will be assessed against the guidelines to ensure it:
- meets the eligibility requirements
- seeks funding for an activity, purpose or project permitted
- aligns with the priorities set
- contains quotes - preference given to quotes from the NT
- has a co-contribution towards the cost of the project - including in-kind
- represents value for money
- has a wide reaching impact in the community
- demonstrates the ability to self-fund if the project is ongoing
- includes an accurately costed and viable budget
- demonstrates planning, including identifying outcomes
- has evidence of community support or involvement
- has a strong community development focus.
Other factors that will be taken into consideration include:
- how much funding your organisation has already received from the CBF
- what other applications have been submitted in that round
- whether your organisation has the capacity to deliver the project
- evidence of sound financial management
- how much funding your organisation already receives from other sources
- how much funding is available in the round.
Step 3. A decision is made
Once an outcome has been determined for your application, the CBF secretariat will email you.
You will be advised of an outcome within four weeks of lodging your application.
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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