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First of the new Minor CBF grants awarded and new CBF Committee

The Territory Labor Government have increased Major and Minor CBF grants, and have made minor CBF grants available all year round to enhance and support the community.

The New and Improved Community Benefit Fund Grants have seen their first recipients granted funds, proving the expedited method is a great addition to the grant process.  

A round of Major Grants  and Major Event grants, up to the new increased value of $250,000, are also open with applications accepted until 31 October 2018.

The Major Grant and Major Event Grant rounds are held twice per year, with applications assessed by the CBF Committee.  

Mr Charles Burkitt has been appointed as the Chair of the Committee, and Ms Nicole Walsh as the Deputy Chair. Members include Bronwyn McRostie, Stuart Kenny, Jane Munday, Ross Coburn, and Suzanne Hullick.

Further advertising will occur over the coming days to seek members from regional parts of the Territory, including Katherine, Barkly, Nhulunbuy. It’s important to have the right balance of cultural diversity and geographical spread for committees such as these.

Comments from Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles:

The Territory Labor Government has improved the efficiency and ease of access to CBF grants, which is already seeing benefits for the community.

The faster we can assess applications, the faster these valuable grants are put to use in the community.

It’s important to have the right balance of cultural diversity and geographical spread for committees such as these, which is why we are seeking further expressions of interest, particularly targeting regional and remote communities.

To apply for a CBF grant in your chosen category, visit: https://nt.gov.au/community/community-grants-and-volunteers

Media Contact: Cameron Angus 0404 021 192