Aboriginal workforce grants

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) business or organisation, you can apply for funding for projects that support employment of Aboriginal people.

The Aboriginal Workforce Grants program provides funding for projects that result in Aboriginal people:

  • getting jobs
  • developing careers within the workplace.

Who can apply

You can apply if you are an NT enterprise including:

  • Aboriginal corporation
  • private business
  • industry body
  • not-for-profit organisation
  • other incorporated organisation.

What can be funded

To be eligible for funding, your project must include elements such as:

  • structured mentoring through a professional service for career development
  • workforce development - for example, support to carry out workplace practices, job design or tutoring
  • wraparound services including:
    • on-site mentoring and structured workplace support
    • transport and/or accommodation where there is no alternative.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you must read and accept the Aboriginal Workforce Grants program terms and conditions.

Aboriginal Workforce Grants program terms and conditions PDF (180.2 KB)
Aboriginal Workforce Grants program terms and conditions DOCX (49.2 KB)

When you can apply

Applications are open.

How to apply

To apply, or for more information, contact your nearest workforce training coordinator to discuss your application and project.

Eligible applications will be assessed by a panel against criteria set out in the terms and conditions.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

From 25 December 2021, vaccination requirements will apply to all:

  • NT Government contractors
  • grant recipients.

To find out more, read the conditions of contract for COVID-19 mandatory requirements.

For all Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade grants, an extra declaration will be added to the terms and conditions.

Applicants must confirm they are meeting the directions of the policy. The department may ask for proof to check compliance.


Last updated: 23 December 2021

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