​​Territory businesses have access to enterprise improvement grants and assistance, subject to qualifying criteria.


Name​ ​Description
BISI Program The Department of Business has established an innovative voucher scheme to assist Territory business people to commercialise the solutions they find to problems every day. Vouchers are available all year round. Grants will also be released in October each year.
Business Growth A package of assistance programs structured to enhance business performance, profitability, employment levels and market penetration.​
Defence & Industry Study Course This study course provides an opportunity to experience first hand how the Australian Defence Force operates, gain a deeper understanding of their requirements and identify ways that your business could support Defence.​
Employer incentives & assistance Financial incentives are available for private sector businesses who want to employ additional apprentices and trainees in areas with identified occupational shortages, and from disadvantaged groups.​
ecoBiz NT
A program that provides free advice and rebates to help small to medium enterprises achieve cost savings by improving their environmental efficiency.​
GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable grants for community projects from the many Commonwealth grants that are available. GrantsLINK also helps businesses find the best source of funding and assists in completing application forms.​
Growing Defence Business ​An assistance program that offers reimbursements for businesses to engage professional advisors to help develop their business.
Indigenous Workforce Participation Initiatives Program (IWPIP) IWPIP is a Territory wide grants program funded by the Northern Territory Government which aims to increase workforce participation for Indigenous Territorians by assisting industry and business, including the not-for-profit sector.​
Indigenous Business Development Program The Indigenous Business Development Program (IBDP) is a $600 000 per annum program to assist Indigenous people to enter commercial businesses or expand existing businesses that will create employment and / or wealth creation opportunities, and help to close the economic gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Territorians.​​
Indigenous Business Tender Support Program The Indigenous Business Tender Support Program (IBTSP) is designed to assist Northern
Territory Indigenous businesses to build their capability to gain private and public sector contracts.​
Non-Government Organisations (NGO) Business Support Program A pilot program to provide business support to local non-government organisations (NGOs).​
Trade Support Scheme​ ​ If your business is looking to the international market to sell goods and services, then the trade support scheme could assist with the costs of building your website. Eligible businesses can access a rebate of up to 50% to create a new website or update an existing website for export purposes, or translate the site into another language. ​
Tourism Business Development Program The department provides free, confidential business information services to new and existing tourism businesses in the Northern Territory​


Name​ ​Description
The Bernie Kilgariff Memorial Scholarship is available to assist an Alice Springs school leaver with completion of their tertiary studies in a medical / health related field. The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $3000 in the first year of study.​
Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship​​ A scholarship to undertake study or research in the United States is open to Australian citizens who are NT residents. It is open to people from all professional fields within any Fulbright Scholarship category. Research or study should focus on a topic relevant or beneficial to the Northern Territory.​
Scholarships are available to eligible Year 12 students to undertake full-time degree studies.​
Scholarships are available to Territorians studying Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma level courses.​
Earth Science / Mining / Petroleum Scholarship The Minister for Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources offers an annual scholarship for a young Territorian to undertake university study in the earth sciences, mining or petroleum related professional fields.​​

Vocational Education and Training​​

Name​ ​Description
Industry Buildskills Program The Industry Buildskills Program is a Northern Territory Government initiative under the Employment Strategy 2012 - 2015 to assist Territory employers to upskill or re-skill existing workers.​​
Australian Apprenticeships attract financial assistance for eligible employers to help reduce the real cost of training.​
Employer incentive & assistance - Northern Territory Government ​​ Financial incentives are available for private sector businesses who want to employ additional apprentices and trainees in areas with identified occupational shortages, and from disadvantaged groups.​​
General Recurrent Program funds the Northern Territory public providers of Vocational Education and Training, which are the Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.​
Indigenous Responsive Program Funding specifically targets Indigenous people, for delivery of accredited and non-accredited training that links to work ready or employment on site in Indigenous communities. Indigenous communities can access funding at any time throughout the year. ​
Do you know a Territory woman wants to study a vocational education and training course that will assist them in returning to work after a period of absence? She may be eligible for a study grant!​
Northern Territory Training Entitlement​ Funding for registered training organisations to deliver training at Certificate III level and above under the training entitlement.​
The Pre-employment Training Program provides specific training for unskilled or semi skilled people to gain essential industry skills, which may lead to increased opportunities to successfully complete an apprenticeship or gain skilled employment.​
Training in regional & remote areas ​Four regional and eight remote training centre facilities are available to assist and support regional and remote communities in accessing vocational training programs.
The User Choice Program funds the delivery of structured training and assessment for full-time, part-time and school-based apprentices and trainees in the Northern Territory.​
VET in Schools Program ​​ This program is run by the Department of Education.​​
The Workwear / Workgear bonus is a one-off grant that apprentices or trainees are eligible for after three months of employment if they began their training contract on or after 4 April 2005.​


Adult Learners' Week (ALW) is an opportunity to celebrate, promote and advance all forms of adult learning. Organisations can apply for a funding grant of up to $5000 to develop a new or expand an existing adult learning activity.​
Community Benefit Fund​ Community Benefit Fund was established to provide funding support for gambling-related research and amelioration programs concerned with problem gambling, as well as Community Benefit Grants which provide assistance for general community development and improvement purposes​
Computers for the Community This program sees refurbished, ex-government computers donated to community groups to assist them in their work to help other Territorians.  ​
National Skills Week​ National Skills Week is a collaborative approach dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential and how they contribute to a successful, modern economy.​
The NT Equity Training Grants program is an initiative of the NT government and has been developed to increase training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Territorians.​