Grass Roots Grant Program 2021-2022 (Australia)

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Grass Roots Grant Program 2021-2022 (Australia)

Deadline: 27-Sep-21

The Northern Territory Government has announced the applications for the Grass Roots Grant Program 2021-2022 to increase participation in sport and active recreation.

The Grass Roots Grant Program supports the involvement of Territorians in sport and active recreation and is administered for the Northern Territory (NT) Government by the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities (the Department).

Program Areas

The key program areas are:

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What can be funded?

Funding is provided across five categories outlined in these guidelines. It is important that your application directly aligns with the relevant category and criteria clearly detailing the objectives and outcomes of the project/purpose the funding is being requested for. Ensure there is a description of how your project meets the category and criteria as well as clearly state the benefits the project is expected to achieve.
Note that you can apply for funding across the different categories in one application. However, the maximum amount of funding that can be applied for is $5,000 in total across all categories.
Official service provider project quotes must be provided supporting the application budget.
Applications supported with a dollar for dollar contribution will receive stronger consideration. Official project quotes from local providers must be supplied when seeking to purchase goods or services.
Participation priorities are initiatives that improve physical literacy, inclusiveness and organisation membership.
Eligibility Criteria

Funding is available to not for profit organisations only.
To be eligible for funding an organisation must
be operating as a not for profit organisation
meet one of the following:
be incorporated under and compliant with the Associations Act (NT)
if your organisation does not have legal standing, you must have an administering body that is incorporated under a relevant Act to take responsibility for administering, reporting and acquitting the grant on behalf of your organisation
be physically located and actively operating in the NT
Types of organisations that are eligible for funding include
Meet the Department’s definition of a sport or active recreation organisation
Be based in the NT
Be currently registered as an incorporated body with Licensing NT (Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade), or hold another comparable legal status.
Operate as a not-for-profit organisation.
Be an affiliate of an organisation recognised as the national body or NT Peak Sporting Body and /or Active Recreation Organisation (where applicable).
Be compliant with Licensing NT, or other relevant authority.

Types of organisations that are not eligible for funding include

Parents and Citizens Association’/‘Parents and Friends Association’.
State/Territory and Australian Government agencies.
Tertiary education institutions, schools, school councils, student groups.
Political and religious organisations.
Organisations not compliant with Licensing NT.
For-profit groups/commercial organisations.
Any organisation that, at the date of applications closing, has received funding from this program in the past 24 months: Ø For Round 1 – funding received since 21 September 2019; Ø For Round 2 – funding received since 1 March 2020.
Organisations with outstanding NT Government grant acquittals.
Organisations that are not based in the NT.
Organisations that do not meet the Department’s definition of a sport or active recreation organisation.
Recipients of NT Peak Sporting Body, Active Recreation Organisation and Remote Sport Program funding, except on behalf of an affiliate.
Organisations that are not affiliated with a recognised national body or NT Peak Sporting Body (where applicable).
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