New Community Benefit Fund Round Now Open

NT Government

Local community groups and not-for-profit organisations will have the opportunity to start the new year with momentum with applications now open for the Community Benefit Fund Major grant round.

The Territory Labor Government awarded $6.7 million in Major Grant funding to 59 community groups across the Territory in 2020-2021.

One success story includes the Alice Springs Netball Association, which received a $250,000 grant to upgrade the outdoor netball courts at the Pat Gallagher Netball Centre

Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Nhulunbuy received a $30,000 grant to replace the Community Hall roof.

The current round of Community Benefit Fund includes:

– Major Community Grants: Funding of up to $250,000 to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Territorians

– Community Event Grants: Funding of up to $250,000 to conduct major community events

Applications close 28 February 2021.

Minor grants of up to $15,000 are available all year round to assist with community development.

To apply, visit [https://www.nt.gov.au/cbf] or contact the Community Benefit Fund on 1300 650 153.

Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Natasha Fyles:

“The Territory Labor Government is supporting community organisations to develop their reach and facilities through the Community Benefit Fund.

“These grants have made an important contribution to back up the efforts of our community champions and I encourage local groups to apply.”

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