The Northern Territory Government’s comprehensive sport and active recreation grants program is the cornerstone of its community development activities, aimed at building the capacity of organisations within the industry.
Funds are available through a number of programs to support the development of sport, active recreation and local government organisations to assist in the delivery of services and programs within the community.
You can apply for grant progams through the Department’s Grants Tracker system.
Guidelines for each grant type are available below; please ensure you read these thoroughly to ensure eligibility criteria are met before applying.
Grass Roots Development Grants
Grass Roots Development Grants – Round Two NOW OPEN
Grass Roots Development Grants allow organisations (including clubs, groups, service deliverers, shire and municipal councils) to apply for up to $3,000.
Round Two Applications close 5 March 2013
Facility and Capital Equipment Grants
Facility and Capital Equipment Grants allow organisations (including clubs, groups, peak sporting bodies, active recreation organisations, service deliverers, shire and municipal councils) to apply for funding to help improve their capacity to provide affordable and accessible sport and recreation opportunities through development of their facilities.
Applications open 6 May 2013
Applications close 4 June 2013
Peak Sporting Body Grants
Peak Sporting Body Grants allow peak Territory sporting bodies to apply for funding to assist with increasing their capacity to develop and deliver sport. Funding for Peak Sporting Bodies is by negotiation. Please contact Sports Development for further information on 1800 045 678 or email email@example.com
Active Recreation Organisation Grants
Northern Territory Leader Recreation Organisations and Regional Leader Recreation organisations can apply for funding for active recreation programs that provide pathways to sport.
The Active Recreation Grant Program will be reviewed in 2013/14. Due to the review being undertaken there will be no formal application process for the 2013/14 Active Recreation Grant program. Only organisations who received funding through the Active Recreation program in 2012/2013 will be eligible for funding next financial year.
For further information please contact the Department of Sport and Recreation on 1800 045 678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Remote Communities Grants
Active Remote Communities Grants provide assistance to remote communities to deliver sport and recreation activities to members of remote communities throughout the Territory. The grants are directly negotiated through the Local Government Shires. Please contact Sports Development for further information on 1800 045 678 or email email@example.com
Quick Response Grants
The Quick Response Grant Program will provide assistance for organisations to quickly attend to unforeseeable expenses and maximise opportunities that need immediate funding. It will also assist individual Territorians and teams in their endeavours to achieve nationally and internationally both on the field and off.
Other funding opportunities
In addition to the Territory Government’s programs there are many other sources of funding available to organisations. Some of these are listed below.
|Aboriginal Benefit Account||ABA grants are awarded to projects which help improve the lives of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory. Funds can be used to support initiatives that promote economic development, small business, land and sea management, community enhancement, education and leadership.|
|Australian Sports Commission||The ASC provides grants in a number of areas including women, leadership, representative, Indigenous and volunteers.|
|Australian Sports Foundation||The ASF operates the Sport Incentive Program which aims to increase opportunities for Australians to participate in sport and/or excel in sport performance.|
|Community Benefit Fund||The Northern Territory Department of Business' grant program includes vehicles, small grants and major community grants.|
|Computers for the community||The Northern Territory Department of Treasury - Shared Services assists community organisations and supports publicly-spirited activities in the Northern Territory through the donation of surplus working computing equipment.|
|Grants Link||The link is the Federal Government portal listing all government grants available.|
|Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars||The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation was created to inspire girls and women across Australia to dream and achieve.|
|Our Community||Subscribe to a monthly newsletter with a comprehensive listing of grant opportunities.|
|Sportscover Sponsorship Fund||The Sponsorship Fund is an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports.|
|Volunteer Grants||The Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) helps support volunteers by providing funding for volunteer-based organisations.|
|Youth NT||Youth NT provides funding for innovative events, programs and projects that engage young Territorians.|