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Grants & Funding

A range of grants and funding programs are available to support industry and operators to expand the breadth of experiences that visitors can choose from.

Grants and funding programs can help you carry out a project you may not have been able to otherwise afford, such as assisting with infrastructure development or marketing initiatives.

In this section you will find information about Tourism NT's current grants and funding programs.

Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education through the Australian Government's online directory. Each fund varies in size, complexity and suitability to your business and project.

Download Tourism NT's grants and funding application checklist for simple to follow steps and tips when considering and applying for grants funding.

While external funding can play an important role in the growth and development of your business, the grants process — searching, writing and applying, waiting for outcomes, acquitting funds and reporting — is time consuming, takes considerable effort and is highly competitive. So don’t be tempted to apply for a grant just because it’s there. 

Think carefully about your resources (financial and human) when deciding whether to apply. Once you’ve found a potential source of external funding, you’ll need to weigh up whether the amount of funding you can attain through that program is comparable to the effort you will be putting in.

A range of other government grants are available to support business and industry to develop and grow. Quick links are provided as a helpful guide to a range of grant programs local operators may be interested in.

Page last updated on 15 June 2020