What’s in the Northern Territory 2024-25 budget for your grantseeking organisation?

Posted on 21 May 2024

By Funding Centre team

Treasurer Eva Lawler handed down the 2024–25 Northern Territory budget on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

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The budget includes $5.7 million in continued funding for the Sports Voucher Scheme which can be used for sport, recreation and cultural activities.

Funding highlights for community groups and social sector services included:

  • $100 million for housing-related grants in 2024-25, including $79.5 million towards the Homelands Housing and Infrastructure Program
  • $70 million to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) across the Territory
  • $35 million over four years for additional grant funding to support non-government organisations. It’s unclear where this funding will flow at this stage.
  • an additional $30 million over two years to continue and expand implementation of Action Plan 2 under the DFSV Reduction Framework
  • $17.2 million to enhance recreational fishing infrastructure
  • $12.8 million for targeted tourism, business events and international education marketing
  • $11 million for arts trail and cultural upgrades in East Arnhem and Tennant Creek
  • $8.2 million in continued funding for Back to School vouchers, helping families with the costs of schooling
  • $8 million over two years to deliver and expand the Business Growth, Resilience and Security Package, which includes BizSecure grants for small businesses
  • $7.9 million additional funding for capital grants including the Home Business and Battery Scheme and tourism industry development grants
  • $5.7 million in continued funding for the Sports Voucher Scheme, including Learn to Swim vouchers
  • $3 million to continue the Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP)
  • an additional $3 million over two years towards the Screen Territory Funding Program
  • $1.9 million for Aboriginal tourism industry development activities
  • $1.4 million to establish cyber security training and outreach capability and a new Cyber Invest Business Grant program for small businesses
  • $1.1 million in 2024–25 for Aboriginal Ranger Grants, announced before the budget. Applicants have until May 31, 2024, to apply for the Land and Sea Management Fund stream or the Ichthys LNG Coastal Management Offset stream
  • $750,000 additional funding in 2024–25 for the Multicultural Grants Program
  • $150,000 to support long day care providers and three‑year‑old kindergarten services through the Toy and Equipment Grant program
  • $114,300 in grants to support projects, services and activities that promote gender equality
  • $92,000 in grants to support a range of organisations running events and activities to mark International Women’s Day
  • Continued investment in the Higher Education Scholarship Program, which provides $5,000 scholarships for Territory students to complete their first undergraduate degree.

It's still unclear when or how this money will trickle down to not-for-profits and community groups, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for grant updates relevant to Funding Centre members.

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