Darwin Grant Finder - An easy way to look for grants
City of Darwin just made it easier to find the best grants.
Using grant finder you can find grant and funding opportunities Australia-wide, across Council, Northern Territory and Federal governments, philanthropic groups and corporations.
Darwin Grant Finder makes it simple to search over 4,491 grants worth over $181 billion Australia-wide.
For further information go to https://darwin.grantguru.com.au/
Grants, Sponsorships and operating subsidies are the main ways we provide direct funding. Our grants program includes Community grants and Environment and Climate Change Research grants.
In some circumstances we can provide in-kind support for community events. This can be really useful and is a great way to tap into the knowledge and resources at your Council.
There are no secrets about who gets money and how much. It’s in Council Reports, Minutes and Plans. Current support is listed in the 2019/2020 City of Darwin Municipal Plan on page 78, Appendix C - Sponsorships, Community Grants and Operating Subsidies 2019/2020.
Which one could you apply for?
Applicants are strongly encouraged to select the most appropriate category rather than make multiple applications across programs. City of Darwin holds information sessions from time to time regarding our programs so keep an eye out for those! All applications for these programs are made via Smartygrants
Community Grants assist projects or events which have broad community appeal and directly benefit or promote the city of Darwin. They are for incorporated, not-for-profit organisations. The program or event/s must take place in the Darwin municipality. Grants are not for individuals or sponsorship to attend conferences/events, prizes or award ceremonies. Community grants are capped at $10,000. Grants are not open to commercial activities (unlike sponsorship). A project can only be funded once through a community grant.
A sponsorship is an arrangement whereby Council partners with an organisation that is putting on an event, program or Festival that fits Council’s goals but also provides additional benefits to Council such as advertising. Events and projects selected for sponsorship have a broad appeal across the community and attract a large number of participants and include activities that are free or low-cost and are accessible to the community.
Environment and Climate Change Research grants
Research grants are focused on collecting information that will help Council to support our environment and minimise the impact of climate change. Applications are encouraged from research organisations, academics, business or community groups who propose projects with rigorous methodology, practical outcomes and alignment with our Climate Emergency Response Plan and Greening Strategy. Research proposals may include information gathering, technology or trial processes to improve our environment or the impacts of climate change.
Operating subsidies are quite different to grants. An operating subsidy is a payment by City of Darwin, on behalf of the community, to a business for the provision of a good or service that would otherwise not be supplied, or would only be supplied at higher prices, had the supply of the good or service been assessed by the entity on purely commercial grounds.