Event Funding Program NT

This program provides funding for events being held in the Northern Territory.
The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Events organisers in the Northern Territory.


Funding is available to strengthen the Northern Territory's event sector by increasing the quality of events and festivals.

There are 4 funding categories:

Community Event

  • funding of up to $30,000
  • events that are mainly targeted at a local audience and that have strong community support.

Mass Participation Event

  • funding of up to $30,000 for events held April to September
  • funding of up to $50,000 for events held October to March
  • events that showcase the Territory and attract 300 or more participants/competitors from outside the Territory and stay in paid accommodation for a minimum of 3 nights.

Event Development

  • funding of up to $100,000
  • events that engage new audiences and attract visitors to the Northern Territory.

Major Event

  • applicants will be invited to apply via an expression of interest (EOI) process
  • events that are exclusive to the Northern Territory or position the Territory as a destination for a unique experience
  • contribute significantly to the visitor economy.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • be registered as a sole trader, company, trust entity, incorporated association, local government or be auspiced by another organisation
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) or be auspiced by another organisation
  • be financially solvent
  • own or have a licence for the rights to stage the event
  • hold the event between 1 September 2023 and 28 Febraury 2025
  • be a Territory-based organisation or provide evidence of a partnership with a Territory-based organisation to deliver the event.

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