Apply for an NT history grant

Northern Territory (NT) history grants provide up to $7,000 to support original research about NT history and broaden community access and engagement with resources.

You can apply if you're a resident of the NT and an individual, a society or a community organisation.

NT associations applying for grants must comply with the Associations Act.

Employees of the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities must have an approved conflict of interest declaration and management plan before applying. Other NT Government employees should refer to their own department’s policy requirements before applying.

Who can't apply

Territory, state and federal government agencies are not eligible to apply.

Previous recipients of NT history grants that have not been acquitted are not eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to applications covering topics which have not been researched before.

If the topic has been researched before, the applicant must propose a new approach or push the research into new areas.

Funds may be used for additional research project costs including:

  • travel and accommodation
  • costs associated with printing and publication such as:
    • editing fees
    • design costs
    • copyright
    • licensing fees
  • incidental research fees
  • reproduction charges
  • interview fees.

Examples of funded projects

The following are examples of projects that have received funding:

  • historical research for:
    • a published work such as a book, journal article or written guide
    • an unpublished or self-published work
    • a radio program
    • a journal article
    • video/film or theatrical play
    • website
    • oral history interview.

To read a list of previous recipients of NT history grants, go to the Library & Archives NT website.

The following costs cannot be funded by this grant:

  • purchase of equipment and assets
  • cataloguing of collections
  • digitising or reproduction of collections
  • professional consulting fees such as historical consultancy fees to undertake research
  • costs associated with work that has already been done
  • wages.

To apply for a history grant, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the NT history grants guidelines and application information PDF (332.5 KB)

Step 2. Apply online through GrantsNT.

Step 3. Submit your application by 5pm Monday 5 September 2022.

Contact the Library and Archives NT to discuss your application if required.

Key dates for the 2022 grants are as follows:

  • Grant round opens Friday 29 July 2022.
  • Applications close Monday 5 September 2022.
  • Successful applications will be announced December 2022.

If your application is successful you will get an agreement in the mail. Before you receive your grant money you must follow these steps:

Step 1. Sign the agreement.

Step 2. Fill in a vendor creation/amendment form with your personal and bank details.

Include your Australian business number (ABN).

If your organisation does not have an ABN, you will need to fill in a statement by a supplier form. For more information and to get the form, go to the Australian Government's Australian Taxation Office website.

Step 3. Mail the completed forms to the return address shown in your agreement.

Grant money is paid to the successful applicant unless an alternative stakeholder organisation or administering body is advised in the application.

After you receive your grant money you must do all of the following:

  • Follow the grant agreement.
  • Contact Library & Archives NT if there are any variations to your project.
  • Complete your project within 12 months after you get the grant.
  • Acknowledge the support of the NT Government and the NT history grants program in any publication of your project. This includes articles, books, pamphlets or internet material.
  • When your project is finished you must acquit your grant in GrantsNT and give two copies of the project outcome to Library & Archives NT.

Library & Archives NT may withdraw approval for funding if there is a change in:

  • the financial viability of the project or
  • the nature of the project.

Your grant may be terminated or suspended if:

  • you request it
  • your performance is unsatisfactory
  • you do not meet the requirements of the grant agreement.

You must return any money you did not spend if your grant is terminated or suspended.

More information

Library & Archives NT

Phone: 08 8999 7177

Last updated: 01 September 2022

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