Business Recovery NT: Not-for-Profit / Community Organisations

Not-for-Profit / Community Organisations

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.
Each organisation can:

  • apply once for the program and
  • be able to complete up to three jobs under the one application.

Who can’t apply

Schools and local government bodies are not eligible to apply.
Read the full eligibility criteria in the grant terms and conditions.

What you can use the grant for

You can use the grant to carry out renovations, improvements, repairs and maintenance services.
This only applies if the services permanently improve the structure, fittings or fixtures, or the general condition of the property.
The works must demonstrate value for money consistent with the eligible organisation or other purposes beneficial to the community.
Quotes need to show the breakdown of goods and materials, and other costs, including labour. At least 25% of the value of a contract must be for labour.
You must not use a grant with any other voucher or benefit granted under any other program (whether an Australian Government or NT Government program) to pay for the same works.

Jobs up to $100,000

For jobs up to $100,000, you can use up to 50% of the value of each grant towards goods and materials used as part of an upgrade, improvements, repairs and maintenance.

Jobs more than $100,000

For jobs worth more than $100,000, you can use up to 75% of the value of each grant towards goods and materials.
For the purposes of this grant program, goods and materials are those that stay in / are affixed to the property permanently.
TV and audio-visual equipment are not eligible.

Works that are excluded

Excluded works include:

  • security improvement works as defined under the Biz Secure and Alcohol Secure programs
  • buying solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or installing solar panelss – eg rooftop solar, and any related solar works, including batteries
  • works that are to be carried out by the grant recipients on a ‘do-it-yourself’ basis or
  • works carried out by a business related to the grant recipient.

When work can start

Eligible works can start after an application has been approved by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

How to apply

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 20 April 2020.
You must read, understand and agree to the scheme’s terms and conditions before you apply.
When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done on your premises.

Step 2. Check the list of registered service providers taking part in the scheme.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online for a grant.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide some information and documents that will be used for assessment.
Depending on the type and value of works you want carried out, the documents you need to submit might include:

  • up to three quotes
  • a copy of the lease if you are leasing your premises
  • minutes of the committee or board meeting approving the works.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

After you apply

All work must be completed within six months of the date of issue of the voucher, or 30 April 2021 – whichever is sooner.


For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.
07 April, 2020
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