Community benefit fund: minor community grants

What you need to know to apply

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.

Funding rounds

Applications for funding can be lodged all year round.

They will be assessed and outcomes will be advised regularly throughout the year.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application 4 weeks after the date of lodgement.

How to apply

To apply for minor community grants, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the minor community grants form.

Minor community grants form PDF (599.3 KB)
Minor community grants form DOCX (79.3 KB)

Step 2. Attach any supporting documents.

Step 3. Submit your application by mail, email or in person.

Community Benefit Fund secretariat
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Level 3 NAB House
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801

Freecall: 1300 650 153

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.

If you haven't received a letter after one week, contact the CBF secretariat by calling 1300 650 153 or emailing

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Last updated: 15 July 2022

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