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  • Fully-funded solar (up to $100,000 project)
  • Free up cash flow for your not-for-profit business
  • Save on energy costs by generating your own

The Northern Territory Government is currently offering not-for-profit community organisations grants for eligible works, including the installation of roof top solar, via their Immediate Work Grants. The following program overview and eligibility criteria extracts have been taken directly from the Immediate Work Grants website. For more information about the Grants, including full terms and conditions, please click the above link or contact us so we can assist you in your application.

Program Overview

The grants are available to carry out improvements, repairs and maintenance to property located in the Northern Territory that is owned or rented by the not-for-profit community organisation that is applying for the grant.

Grants will be issued for a minimum of $5,000.

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to 10 jobs completed to a maximum value of $100,000. The Northern Territory Government will also match any renovation costs that exceed $100,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a maximum of $200,000.

The organisation must have owned or rented the property being improved, renovated or repaired prior to the grant program’s announcement on 27 November 2016.

Eligible works are repairs, improvements and maintenance services that are intended to permanently improve the property. Eligible works must be consistent with the program’s intent and objectives, and demonstrate value for money consistent with the organisation’s charitable or other purpose beneficial to the community.

Works that are associated with liquor or gambling are not eligible under the program’s terms and conditions.

This may include the construction of a new shed or another structure, painting the building, re-tiling or landscaping.

For jobs up to $100,000 up to 50% of the value of each grant can go towards goods and materials. For example, if you are painting your building at a cost of $10,000, up to $5,000 of the grant can be used for the paint and other supplies. However, if you wanted to replace all of the appliances and furniture in your building at a cost of $50,000, this job wouldn’t be eligible because there is no labour component.

For jobs worth more than $100,000 up to 75% of the value of each grant can go towards goods and materials.

The cap of the amount of the grant used for materials is aimed at ensuring the greatest boost possible to Territory jobs and employment.

Eligibility

Only not-for-profit or community organisations operating in the Northern Territory can apply.

To be eligible the organisations must have been validly incorporated under Northern Territory or Australian Government legislation on or before 27 November 2016 and all of the following:

  • not operate for the profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people
  • be formed solely for charitable or other purposes beneficial to the community
  • have a constitution which provides that:
    • the assets and income of the organisation shall be applied solely in furtherance of the organisation’s objectives and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation
    • in the event of the organisation being dissolved, the amount that remains after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to another organisation with similar purposes which is not carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.

Examples of ‘charitable and other purposes beneficial to the community’ may include:

  • relieving poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • advancing education
  • advancing religion
  • providing not-for-profit childcare services
  • advancing arts and culture
  • promoting health or delivering health services
  • promoting animal welfare
  • protecting the environment
  • promoting sporting activity and wellbeing.

Schools and local government bodies are not eligible to apply.

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Applications will be accepted until 31 April 2017 or until all funds have been committed, whichever is sooner. So make sure you don’t miss out! Contact us below to see how we can help.

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