Community Grants Program

Katherine Town Council's Community Grants Program is dedicated to supporting local individuals, organisations and groups who are passionate about making a positive impact within our community. These grants are to help fund initiatives that align with Katherine Town Council’s 5 year strategic plan, promoting community development, enhancing social cohesion and address local needs. 

Council provides up to $40,000 annually in funding. Applicants may apply for a minor grant of up to $2,000 for capital purchases or initiatives, or up to $5,000 for a major event. 

Application Process 

Katherine Town Council’s Community Grants Program opens the 1st of August through to 31st August every year.
The applications are assessed by the Community Grants Assessment Panel who then make recommendation to Council for endorsement. Once the grant applications have been adopted by Council, grant funding letters are emailed directly to applicant advising them of outcome (Late September/Early October).

Awarded Community Grants 2023/24:

Minor Community Grants 

Recipient Project Grant
Australian Red Cross - Connected Women Katherine  Capital Purchases | Upgrades to Food Works Community Food Trailer  $2,000
Desexing Assistance and Community Support Inc. Stop The Cycle  $2,000
Katherine Community Projects Association  Capital Purchases | Event Shade Tent  $2,000
Katherine Football Club Wet Season Football Competition  $2,000
Katherine Senior Citizens Association Inc. Capital Purchases | TV for Telehealth Appointments & Conferences + Sewing Machine $2,000
National Trust of Australia  Christmas Lights at O'Keeffe House Events $2,000
NT Friendship & Support  Community Garden $2,000
The Yoga Bubble Capital Purchases | Free Community Yoga Classes $1,129.50
Step Out Community Access Inc.   More Than Talking Initiative  $1,496.99

Major Community Grants

Recipient Project Grant
The Historical Society Inc.  The Katherine Museum Auction Dinner 2024 $5,000
ForrestPR Katherine Youth Conference 2024 $5,000
Kalano Community Association Inc.  Kalano Family Fun Day 2024  $5,000
Katherine District Show Society Inc. Katherine Show & Rodeo 2024 $5,000
Katherine Senior Citizens Association Inc. Katherine Seniors Community Christmas Luncheon 2023 $3,000

Community Guidelines Community Grant Guidelines

Minor Grant Application form Minor Grant Application Form

Major Grant Application form Major Grant Application Form

Acquittal form Community Grant Acquittal Form

Previous Years Awarded Community Grants  ➡ Previous awarded Community Grants