City of Darwin is inviting community and interest groups from across the municipality to apply for funding in the first round of Community and Environment Grants and Sponsorships for 2020/2021.
A total of $150,000 is available in this round, with more than $450,000 allocated grants, sponsorships and in-kind support annually.
Over 20 years City of Darwin Sponsorships have supported many long-standing community, cultural and sporting initiatives and festivals, including the Festival of Darwin and Seabreeze Festival.
The Community and Environment Grants have also injected vital funds to support grassroots projects and one-off events, including the Darwin Harbour Clean-Up, Boomerang Bags and City Heart Playgroup.
In 2018/19 alone City of Darwin’s Grant and Sponsorship programs supported over 40 diverse community organisations and events.
“City of Darwin supports events and initiatives that directly benefit the Darwin community and reflect our multicultural and vibrant city,” said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.
“We have built valuable long term relationships with many organisations and community groups that have provided us with insights into what our community values.”
The programs now open are:
- Community & Environment Grants Round 1 – 2020/2021
- Sponsorships – 2020/2021
Community & Environment Grants
Support initiatives that contribute to community and environmental outcomes, have broad community appeal and directly benefit and promote Darwin. Organisations are invited to apply for grants less than $10,000.
Applications for Community and Environment Grants close Tuesday 31 March.
Provides funding to support new or existing programs or events that contribute to the quality of life of the Darwin community.
Applications for Sponsorships close Sunday 22 March.
Council is holding a number of Workshops to assist potential applicants with their submissions. These are being held Tuesday 10 March, 12.00pm-1.30pm and Wednesday 18 March, 5.00pm-6.30pm. Call 8930 0645 to register.
Successful Grant and Sponsorship applicants will be notified by the end of June 2020.
For further information and to apply for grants or sponsorships please visit darwin.nt.gov.au/community/programs/grants-sponsorship/sponsorship