The Territory Labor Government has awarded a total of $4.4 million in the December round of the CBF Major and Minor Community Organisation Grants and Major Community Events Program Grants to local community organisations.
CBF Grants now provide greater certainty and are more streamlined for local community organisations, providing a much needed boost to the NT economy.
Round one of the Major Community Organisation Grants will see 26 local community organisation receive up to $2.4 million in grant funding to support the purchase of a modified minibus, infrastructure upgrades, a new clubhouse and outdoor learning area and much more.
Round one of the Major Community Event Program Grants will provide 11 Event community organisations with up to $2.1 million in funding for up to 3 years for events like the Henley on Todd, the NT Writers Festival, the local Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival and many more exciting local events.
Chung Wah society is one of the local organisations to receive a Major Community Events, Program Grant. The funding will be used for the local Chinese New Year Festival from 2019 until 2021 providing funding certainty for the event, ensuring Territorians and tourists can enjoy this event for years to come.
To apply for a Community Benefit Fund Grant in your chosen category, visit https://nt.gov.au/community/community-grants-and-volunteers
As noted by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles:
The Territory Labor Governments top priority is jobs and these grants will support many local jobs in the Territory.
These grants are funding tourist-attracting festivals in Central Australia and the Top End that put valuable dollars into our economy. Its supporting youth programs, delivering upgrades to infrastructure that benefits the community and creating a more inclusive environment by improving access to buildings for people with disabilities.
We have supported local community organisations by overhauling the CBF funding model to make it more streamlined maximising benefits for Territorians whilst reducing processing time for applicants.
Minor grants are available all year round, providing better support to our community. I encourage our Territory community organisations to put in their applications.
As noted by the Major Events Project Manager of the Chung Wah Society, Tina Griffiths:
To be able to bring a Chinese New Year Festival to Darwin with the help of the NT Government is hugely exciting.
Todays announcement heralds a new tradition as this grant permits us to deliver the first totally inclusive Chinese cultural festival to the Top End.
This will be a festival showcasing the Chinese community in the Territory via its history, culture, values and traditions.
It will be open to all and will be especially welcoming for families.”