Grants directory

The Northern Territory (NT) 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.

NT Government grants started being listed on GrantsNT, an online grant management system, in November 2018. All government grants will move to this system over time.

Find out more about GrantsNT.

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  • 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.
  • Wildlife Grants
    For organisations to collect, care and release sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants
    Funding for regional and remote communities to train workers for projects in the community.
  • Alcohol Secure grant
    Apply for funding to improve the security of alcohol at your licensed premises.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Environment Project Grant
    The Environment Project grant program provides funding for community based projects that help reduce harm to the environment.
  • 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.
  • Community Sponsorship Program
    For community groups, projects, events and programs.
  • Event funding and industry development
    NT Major Events Company programs to strengthen and increase the quality and capability of festivals and events in the Territory.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Production finance
    Support for the production of distinct Territory stories and creative content from Territory screen practitioners.
  • Industry development
    Funding to build industry capability, skills development and career enhancement.
  • Travel support
    Travel programs to help Territory practitioners maintain their skills, grow their networks and develop their project slates.
  • Audience development
    Support for Territory audiences and screen practitioners to experience quality screen content through film festivals and other events.
  • Career development
    To identify emerging talent and establish career pathways through internships and mentoring.
  • Enterprise grant fund
    Support for NT screen industry businesses and practitioners by funding their development, the development of the screen content they produce and the NT industry.
  • Story development
    Development of distinctive Territory screen stories across TV drama, features, children's TV, documentary and web series.
  • 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.
  • Grass roots
    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.
  • NTIS high performance officiating program
    A program that provides development opportunities for sport officials and mentors.
  • Officiating development program
    Peak sporting bodies can apply for funding to support accreditation courses, competitions and the development of officiating coaches and educators.
  • Remote sport program
    To fund sport and recreational activities in remote areas of the NT.
  • Sport vouchers
    Access to sport, recreation and cultural activities for children.
  • Urgent funding
    Grants for unforeseeable expenses or for something that needs immediate funding.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.