Grants & Funding

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) recognises the important role grant and funding programs play in supporting industry and operators to expand the breadth of experiences that visitors can choose from.

Tourism NT’s grant and funding programs assist operators in carrying out a wide variety of projects such as infrastructure developments and upgrades, implementing accessible and sustainable tourism initiatives, and growing their distribution networks.

Are you thinking of applying for a grant? Download Tourism NT’s grants and funding application checklist for an easy to follow overview of what is required and the steps you will need to take to submit an application.

Once you’ve found a potential source of external funding to apply for and a suitable project to submit click the video links below for expert advice on writing a winning submission –

External funding can play an important role in the growth and development of your business. Grant and funding programs can be a highly competitive process, take considerable effort to manage from beginning to end and be time consuming. Don’t be tempted to apply for a grant just because it is available. 

Make sure you check all eligibility requirements of the grant for both the business and the project. Considerations include: 

Think carefully about your resources (both financial and human) when deciding to apply. You will need to consider whether the amount of funding you can obtain through the program is comparable to the effort you will be putting in.

Northern Territory tourism businesses may be eligible for grants and other funding programs through the Australian federal government, the wider NTG, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education through the below links. Each fund varies in size, complexity and suitability to your business and project.

Northern Territory Government resources:

Australian Federal Government resources:

Additional grant and funding resources:

Page last updated on 29 August 2023