Changes to the Community Benefit Fund

From 1 July 2015, as a result of the Community Benefit Levy contributions from SKYCITY and Lasseter’s casinos, four rounds of small and major community organisation grants will be conducted. Applications for these grants will be accepted all year round, with the closing date of one round marking the opening date for the next round. The guidelines for Small Grants and Major Community Grants have been updated and can be accessed below. A new category of grant funding has also been introduced 'Quick Grants'. This category of funding will only be available if an application cannot be lodged in a Small Grant or Major Community Grant round.

The maximum limit for Major Community Grants remains at $200 000 while the limit for Small Grants has been increased to $10 000.

The 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,

The fund receives money from levies imposed on the operation of electronic gaming machines operated by licensed hotels throughout the Northern Territory.

Grant notification and dates

Quotes for purchases are to be supplied for all applications.

Community organisation grants​ Open​ Close​ Notification​ Guidelines​ Form​
Gambling Amelioration Grants 10 January​ 28 February 31 May Gambling Amelioration Grants guidelines ​ Gambling Amelioration Grants application (pdf 42 kb)
Gambling Amelioration Grants application (docx 41 kb​)
Major Community Grants All year round 31 August
30 November
28 February
31 May
30 November
28 February
31 May
31 August
Major Community Grants guidelines Major Community Grants application (pdf 58 kb)​
Major Community Grants application (docx 74 kb)
Small Grants
All year round​
31 August
30 November
28 February
31 May
30 November
28 February
31 May
31 August
Small Grants guidelines Small Grants application (pdf 50 kb)
Small Grants application (docx 77 kb)

Grant Acquittal report (pdf 202 kb)
Grant Acquittal report (docx 40 kb)
Vehicle Gifts and Long Term Loans
1 July
10 January​
31 August
28 February
30 November
31 May​
Vehicle Gifts and Long Term Loans guidelines Vehicle Gifts and Long Term Loans application (pdf 34 kb)
Vehicle Gifts and Long Term Loans application (docx 39 kb)
Research ​ (no applications are currently being accepted)​ ​
Quick Grants Quick Grants guidelines​ For grants up to $10 000 please use the Small Grants application

For grants over $10 000 please use the Major Community Grants application