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Successful Community & Environment Grant Recipients Announced

Media Release
05 July 2019

City of Darwin has today named the successful recipients of the Community and Environment Grants.

Each year City of Darwin allocates $150,000 through the Community Grants and Climate Change and Environment Grants.

In the current round of grants $100,000 has been awarded to 22 dedicated and deserving community organisations to provide community and environment programs.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis congratulated the successful grant recipients “Since 2001 City of Darwin has provided nearly $2M in grants to community and not for profit organisations.

“With our support these organisations have been able to develop programs that contribute to positive community and environmental outcomes for our community.

City of Darwin’s Grants Program provides financial support to programs that promote a safe, liveable and healthy city that is vibrant, creative and inclusive.

Grants for the second round of Community Grants, totalling $50,000 open 21 September, 2019, for projects taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2020.

Further information and a copy of the application guidelines can be found at:

Previous winners can reapply, but preference is given to organisations that haven’t received funding.

City of Darwin will be holding a grant writing workshop to support people with their applications in early October, with details to be on the website.

Community Grants Recipients

  • Growing and Using Local Produce (GULP NT)
  • Darwin Men’s Shed (Men’s Shed – A Safe Place to Attend and Work)
  • Mitchell Street Child Care Centre (Community Open Day)
  • Darwin Visual Arts Association (Darwin CBD Walking Art Tour)
  • Free Space Studio (The Open House)
  • Darwin Seventh Day Adventist Church (Youth Centre)
  • Nature’s Flow (Disabilities Yoga)
  • St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. (Darwin City AED Project)
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (2019 From Country to Couture Mentoring Project)
  • Clubhouse Territory Inc. (Be Inclusive Games)
  • Open Gardens NT (The Art of Growing Communities)

Total $48,610.00

Environment Grants Recipients

  • COOLmob, a project of the Environment Centre NT (COOLmob Sustainable Apartments Project)
  • Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (Darwin Harbour Clean-Up 2019)
  • Royal Australian Artillery Association (NT) Inc. (Landscaping of Gun Embankment)
  • Lakeside Drive Community Garden (Open Community Garden Day - Site Preparation)
  • Carolyn Macdonald, Auspiced by Brown’s Mart (High Tides at Casuarina Square)
  • Greening Australia (Whose Rat is That?)
  • Parap Primary School (Boomerang Bags)
  • Girl Guides NT Inc (Tress, Vegetable and Herb Gardens)
  • Parap Village Traders Associations (Bring your own, wash and reuse/ recycle)
  • Climate Action Darwin, Auspiced by Environment Centre NT (Darwin,  A Climate Awakening)
  • Australian Association for Environmental Education NT (Sustaining Urban & Peri-urban Endangered Reptiles – SUPER)

Total $43,943.10

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