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Jobs and Events for Territorians: Community Benefit Fund Grants Up For Grabs

Office of the Chief Minister

Not-for-profit organisations across the Territory can access hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, with applications for the Community Benefit Fund Grants now open.

The grants enable organisations to increase their reach and services to the Territory community, and build on the important work they do. They also have important flow-on benefits for jobs for local Territorians.

Eligible projects range from enhancing sport and art facilities, purchasing IT equipment to boost youth initiatives, and improving community wellbeing and safety.

The Community Benefit Fund receives money and levies from the operation of electronic gaming machines that are operated by licensed hotels and casinos throughout the Territory.

The current round of Community Benefit Fund Grants open for application include:

·       Major Community Grants: funding of up to $250,000 is available to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities to Territorians

·       Community Event Grants: funding of up to $250,000 is available to conduct major community events for the benefits of Territorians

·       Vehicle Gifting Grants: available to assist not-for-profits improve business operations and transportation requirements

·       Gambling Amelioration: funding to support the promotion of community awareness and education in respect of problem gambling

Minor Grants of up to $15,000 are also available all year round and to assist in general community development and improvement purposes.

Applications for the Community Benefit Fund Grants close on 28 February.

Full guidelines can be found at and you can also contact the Community Benefit Fund on 1300 650 153.


Quotes from Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing, Natasha Fyles:

“These grants continue to help local community groups thrive, and further develop their services and abilities to assist Territorians.

“They have helped organisations carry out upgrades and expand services that may have never been possible without additional funding.

“The Territory Labor Government is supporting local organisations, which have important flow-on benefits for Territorians in terms of jobs and our economy.

“I encourage all community groups and not-for-profits to consider applying for a grant in the current funding round.”

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