City of Darwin is inviting community and interest groups from across the municipality to apply for funding in the first round of Community Grants and Sponsorships.
Council has budgeted $425,000 for grants and sponsorship for 2021/2022.
Over 20 years City of Darwin sponsorships have supported many long standing community, cultural and sporting initiatives and festivals, including the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival and Darwin Festival.
The Community Grants have also injected vital funds to support grassroots projects and one-off events, including the Darwin Harbour Clean-Up.
“City of Darwin supports events and initiatives that directly benefit the Darwin community and reflect our multicultural and vibrant city,” said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.
“We have built valuable long term relationships with many organisations and community groups that have provided us with insights into what our community values.”
The programs now open are:
- Community Grants Round 1 – 2021/2022
- Sponsorships – 2021/2022.
Community Grants – support initiatives that contribute to community outcomes, have broad community appeal and directly benefit and promote Darwin. Organisations are invited to apply for grants less than $10,000.
Sponsorships – provides funding to support new or existing programs or events that contribute to the quality of life of the Darwin community. Organisations are invited to apply for sponsorship from $10,000 – $150,000
Applications for Community Grants and Sponsorships close Wednesday 31 March.
Council is holding a number of Workshops to assist potential applicants with their submissions. These are being held Tuesday, 9 March, 11am – 12.30pm and Wednesday 17 March, 5 – 6.30pm. Call 8930 0645 to register.
Successful grant and sponsorship applicants will be notified by the end of June.