Grants and funding

Celebrating Aboriginal Culture (Australia Day) Grant Program

The Northern Territory Government is looking at ways to evolve Australia Day to ensure it meaningfully acknowledges, recognises and celebrates Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal people’s contribution to our national identity.

As part of Australia Day celebrations in 2018, an inaugural Celebrating Aboriginal Culture (Australia Day) Grant is available, with individuals, organisations and businesses eligible for a grant funding of up to $5 000.

This money can go towards an event or activity that helps celebrate Aboriginal culture, language and history, whilst enhancing the overall experience of Australia Day across the Territory.  All events and activities must be held during the period 19 January to 11 February 2018.

Information can be found at or

Contact the Office of Aboriginal Affairs on (08) 8999 8540 or email

Applications open 21 November 2017 and close 7 December 2017.

Remote Aboriginal Development Fund

Two grant programs are available to enable and encourage economic participation by Aboriginal people and further develop capacity building in remote communities. The grants will open in September 2017.

$2 million has been allocated for the Remote Aboriginal Development Fund comprising;

  • $1 million to the Department of the Chief Minister to implement the Remote Aboriginal Development Fund to support governance and community capacity building initiatives.
  • $1 million to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation to support economic development and employment initiatives. 

Find out more here

Information on a range of grants

Last updated: 21 November 2017