Remote Aboriginal Development Fund
If you are an organisation in a remote area of the Northern Territory, you may be able to apply for a development grant offered through the Remote Aboriginal Development Fund (RADF).
The fund supports initiatives in remote regions that have a positive impact on economic development, employment opportunities and improving governance and capacity in communities.
There are two separate grant programs available under the fund, each with a different focus:
- Governance and Capacity building grants program
- Economic Development grants program
Activities submitted for these grants programs must demonstrate clear outcomes and ongoing benefits for remote Aboriginal Territorians.
There will be one grant round in 2017/2018.
Who can apply
To apply for a RADF grant, you must satisfy all of the following:
- your organisation or project submitted must be based in a remote region. Remote means outside Greater Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
- your organisation is a not-for-profit organisation or an Aboriginal organisation or enterprise including partnerships and joint ventures with majority Aboriginal ownership
- your organisation must be registered and have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
You can not apply for a grant as an individual or as an Australian, state or territory government agency unless you are a Northern Territory land council.
Local government authorities, education institutions, hospitals and the Regional Development Australia Committee can not apply for the Economic Development grants program.
What you can apply for
There are two types of Governance and Capacity building grants you can apply for:
- Small grants - up to $20,000
For small projects with a total value of less than $20,000. Grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of your eligible project costs.
- Large grants - up to $50,000
For projects with a total value of more than $20,000. Grant funding will be up to 75 per cent of your eligible project costs to a maximum of $50,000.
There are two types of Economic Development grants you can apply for:
- Small grants - above $15,000 and up to $50,000
For initiatives with a total value of less than $50,000. Grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of your eligible costs.
- Large grants - up to $100,000
For initiatives with a total value of more than $50,000. Grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of your eligible costs to a maximum of $100,000.
Activities suitable for submission under the Economic Development stream include:
- enterprise level feasibility and start-up
- sales and marketing activities
- licensing and trademark fees
- research and development activities
- investment attraction
You can apply for funding under both grants programs. If you have secured a RADF grant, you will no longer be eligible for the Aboriginal Business Development Program.
If your initiative has a total value of less than $15,000 you should check out the Aboriginal Business Development Program.
When to apply
The grant round for 2017-18 closed 31 October 2017.
How to apply
To apply for one of the grants programs follow these steps.
Discuss your proposed project or initiative with a regional economic development officer.
Contact the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation by calling (08) 8951 5785 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in contact with your relevant development officer.
Step 2. Fill in the relevant grant application form:
- Governance and Capacity building grant application
Governance and Capacity building grant application
- Economic Development grant application
Economic Development grant application
Make sure your application demonstrates clear outcomes and ongoing benefits for remote Aboriginal Territorians.
Step 3. Send your application by email or mail.
- Governance and Capacity building grant applications:
Mail: GPO Box 4396
Darwin NT 0801
- Economic Development grant applications:
Mail: PO Box 8470
Alice Springs NT 0871
You will receive confirmation in writing that your application has been received.
Governance and Capacity building grants program:
Department of the Chief Minister
Phone: (08) 8999 5115
Economic Development grants program:
Department of the Trade, Business and Innovation
Phone: (08) 8951 5785
Last updated: 03 August 2018