Regional economic development fund grants

The Regional Economic Development Fund supports the development of businesses and industry in all regions of the Northern Territory (NT).

The grants are a one-off payment and are not recurrent.

You can't get funded for the total cost of a project. 

Funding is limited and your application may not be successful. 

You will need to tell the Department of the Chief Minister the outcomes of the funded project.

Who can apply

All of the following can apply:

  • incorporated bodies and legal entities
  • local partnerships between private enterprise organisations
  • NT-based not-for-profit community organisations or groups and local governments.

Applications from individuals and individual businesses can be accepted if they show significant economic development benefits to the region.

Projects that can be funded

Your project must have at least 50% financial or in‑kind support from yourself or other partners.

This includes funding sources such as the Australian Government, private or philanthropic organisations.

Your project should include some or all of the following:

  • deliver practical on-the-ground projects with tangible outcomes 
  • be delivered by local people
  • provide sustainable local employment
  • support local partnerships and collaboration
  • deliver local infrastructure to create new economic opportunities and business growth
  • encourage increased investment in the region
  • improve regional capability.

Projects that can't be funded

You can't apply for funding for any of the following:

  • recurring maintenance or operational costs of facilities such as rent, service charges or administration
  • outstanding debts for a completed project 
  • fundraising, promotional or charitable events
  • wages and salaries.

How to apply

To apply for grants you must do all of the following.

Step 1. Fill in the form.

Step 2. Submit it to the Northern Australia Development Office using the contact details listed below.

After you apply

All grants must have approval by the Minister for Economic Development and Major Projects.

You will be sent a letter about the success of your application.

Contact

For more information or to submit your grant application contact the Northern Australia Development Office.

Northern Australia Development Office
Department of the Chief Minister
GPO Box 4396
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: (08) 8999 6275
nado.nt.gov.au

Last updated: 01 July 2016