Major Event Funding Applications Open Tomorrow

NT Government

Northern Territory Major Events Company tomorrow launches a new round of event funding.

There are two grant types, Community Event and Event Development funding, aimed at assisting the Territory events sector grow and develop in the post-COVID environment.

A strong, vibrant events industry increases the liveability of the NT, it attracts visitors, helps grow our economy, and provides learning and employment opportunities.

The Community Event funding provides up to $30,000 for events that share the Territory’s rich history and culture, and make the NT an even better place to live.

The Event Development funding from $30,000 to $100,000 is available for events that attract new audiences and encourage visitors to book a trip to the Territory.

These events also help diversify the skills of Territorians and strengthen the capacity of the local events industry.

Applications open tomorrow, 26 October, and close on 27 November 2020.

Prospective applicants are advised the number of applications is likely to be greater than the amount of funding available.

Apply online at

As noted by Minister for Major Events, Natasha Fyles:

“Events and festivals play a huge role in the Territory, building pride and community spirit and encouraging people to visit the NT.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NT was one of the first places in Australia to welcome back live events in line with the ‘new normal’. Now, more than ever, events will play a critical role in helping our economy recover.

“We’ve seen sell-out shows at Darwin Festival, three AFL games attract maximum numbers, and thousands of people enjoy the Darwin Supercars, Red CentreNATS and Parrtjima.

“We have also seen some events go completely virtual, including Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, National Indigenous Music Awards, Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and the new National Indigenous Fashion Awards.

“The importance of developing high calibre events unique to the NT to attract the attention of a local, national and international audience cannot be overstated, and this funding will help to do that.”

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