Gambling amelioration fund

This page has information for incorporated associations about gambling amelioration grants in the Northern Territory.

Gambling amelioration grants fund projects that reduce problem gambling and minimise the harms that result from gambling.

The funds come from a levy on electronic gaming machines in licensed hotels.

Before you apply

This grant opens on 10 January and closes on 28 February each year.

Who can apply

Your organisation must be incorporated. If you are not incorporated, you must arrange for an incorporated body to act as a sponsor before you apply.

Projects you can apply for

Your project can include promoting community awareness and education about problem gambling or deliver counselling, rehabilitation or support services to problem gamblers and their families.

Funding will not be provided for any of the following:

  • substitute funding for operational or core business activities
  • commercial ventures, developments or outputs
  • experimental or pilot programs unless future funding is guaranteed
  • projects that have already started prior to applying for the grant.

How your application is assessed

Your application is assessed against all of the following criteria:

  • demonstrates a strong community development focus
  • demonstrates the capacity of the organisation to deliver the project including qualifications of key personnel
  • evidence of sound financial management
  • clear plan and proposed outcomes relevant to minimising problem gambling or the effects of problem gambling
  • evidence of community support and involvement
  • accurate costed and viable budget including support from other sources.

You will also be assessed against the criteria outlined in the application form. 

When to apply

If you wish to apply there is only one round of funding each year.

Applications open 1 December and close 1 March. Applicants should be notified by 31 May.

Applications should be for grants which will occur in the following financial year (after 1 July).

How to apply

To apply follow these steps.

Step 1. Fill in the gambling amelioration grants form.

Gambling amelioration grants form (58.0 kb)
Gambling amelioration grants form (180.0 kb) 

Step 2. Submit your form in person, or by mail, email or fax.

Community Benefit Fund Secretariat
Level 3, NAB House
71 Smith Street 
Darwin NT 0800 

GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801
Fax: (08) 8923 7616

After you apply

You will be sent a letter within three months of the application closing date.

If your application is successful

Reporting requirements

You will have to negotiate a formal funding agreements with the community benefit fund team.

This agreement will outline all of the following:

  • project time frame
  • performance indicators and reporting
  • acquittal requirements - within three months from the end of the project
  • requirements for acknowledging government support.

Intellectual property

You keep the right to any intellectual property developed as a result of your project.

The Northern Territory Government has the right to use any such intellectual property without cost.

Last updated: 02 March 2018