Community benefit fund: minor community grants
What you need to know to apply
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.
You can apply for minor community grants to fund a project in its entirety or for a portion.
Applications may also be made for multiple purposes. Preference will be given to applications that include co-contributions.
How much you can apply for
Eligible organisations can apply for amounts up to $15,000.
Funding depends on budget availability and the relative merit of applications. There is no guarantee of ongoing funding.
Applications for funding can be lodged all year round.
Applications will be assessed and outcomes will be advised regularly throughout the year.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application four weeks after the date of lodgement.
How to apply
Grants lodged after 1 July will take longer than the normal four weeks to assess. You may not receive a response till early October.
To apply for minor community grants follow these steps.
Step 1. Fill in the minor community grants form.
Use the minor community grants form if you want less than $15,000 in funding.
Step 2. Attach any supporting documents.
Step 3. Submit your application by mail, email or in person.
Department of the Attorney General and Justice
Community benefit fund secretariat
Level 3 NAB House
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801
After you apply
A letter will be sent to your nominated email confirming your application has been received. Depending on the volume of applications received, this can take several days.
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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