City of Darwin is proud to support our community by providing a range of funding opportunities, including Sponsorship, Community Grants, Environment and Climate Change Grants, Operational Subsidies, and In-kind Support.
City of Darwin recognises the importance of funding to support the delivery of new or existing programs, services, facilities, projects, or events, which contribute to the quality of life for the Darwin community and enable the City of Darwin to deliver on Darwin 2030 – City for People. City of Colour.
Over $1 million each year is committed to eligible businesses, groups, and organisations. It comprises five funding streams:
Each year, City of Darwin provides over $400,000 funding for the community via the Sponsorship program. Priorities for this program are business projects or events that create value for the social, economic, cultural and environmental life of the Darwin. Read more
Each year, $100,000 is available in allocations of between $1,000 to 10,000 with the priority areas of active reconciliation; partnerships between community groups; and active engagement and leadership by underrepresented populations including culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read more.
Environment and Climate Change Grants
Each year, $50,000 is available for projects that have positive and measurable environmental outcomes for the City of Darwin and the Darwin community and deliver on one or more strategic actions across City of Darwin's 2030 Greening Darwin Strategy, Climate Emergency Strategy and Waster and Resource Recovery Strategy. Read more.
City of Darwin provides a minimum amount of $30,000 and a maximum amount of $150,000 per application each year for the delivery of a service that City of Darwin would otherwise not be able to supply and is of direct and clear benefit to the community of Darwin. Read more.
City of Darwin is proud to support our community by providing a range of in-kind equipment, facilities, services, projects, and programs. Read more.
Letter of Support Request
If you are looking to apply to other funding programs where the project will support the Darwin community and enable the City of Darwin to delivery on Darwin 2030, we may be able to assist by providing a letter of support. Please complete the Letter of Support Request form at least 10 business days before required.
In addition to the above funding opportunities and support, City of Darwin provides a free one-stop grant finder to search for hundreds of grants from across the country from City of Darwin, Territory and Federal Government, Corporates, Philanthropy and International organisation. Please visit https://darwin.grantguru.com.au/
If you would like more information on the above funding opportunities, please read through the below guidelines and policy before applying.
If you would like more information or assistance with applying for funding from City of Darwin, please contact City of Darwin via
Tel | 08 8930 0300
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Image credits (left to right): - Image 4: Photograph by Dylan Buckee, Image 6: Photograph by Paz Tassone