Home Improvement Scheme – Northern Territory

Funding for home improvements.

Northern Territory residential property owners will be eligible to receive one time grants of up to $6,000 to complete permanent physical improvements to their premises if homeowners contribute $2,000 of their own money. Work can include physical improvements, repairs or maintenance services.

This program will keep people working in the Northern Territory in jobs, delivering $20 Million through the Business Improvement Grant Plan

The Home Improvement will provide one off payments to help fast-track projects in Northern territory homes. $4,000 grants will be provided to home owners who contribute $1,000 of their own money and $6,000 will be provided if homeowners contribute $2,000. The funds can be used for physical improvements, repairs or maintenance services that are intended to stay in the property permanently.

You can no longer apply for this grant.

Eligibility 

You are eligible to apply if you are a registered owner of a residential property in the Northern Territory (NT).

The property can be owner-occupied or used as investment, but there can only be one application per property and per home owner.

If you are eligible, you can submit two quotes, by up to two businesses, as part of your one application for the home improvement scheme.

 

The total value of the vouchers issued will be for no more than the maximum grant amount.

If you are the owner of multiple properties, you can carry out improvement works to one home only.

If a property has more than one owner, only one person can apply under the scheme.

Incorporated entities such as companies, trusts and proprietors cannot apply.

Grant Uses

The voucher can be used for physical improvements, repairs or maintenance services that are intended to stay in the property permanently.

You must not use a voucher with any other voucher or other benefit granted under any other program (whether an Australian Government or NT Government program) to pay for the same works.

Eligible works include:

  • Installing or repairing an air-conditioning unit
  • Painting your house
  • Pool repairs
  • Fencing repairs
  • Installing or repairing a reticulation system
  • Upgrading ceiling fans or lighting
  • Installing or upgrading an existing solar system including:
    • Inverter
    • Switchboard
    • Batteries
  • Installing a solar hot water system
  • Other electrical work that support energy efficiency.

Eligible works must:

  • Include a labour component and
  • Be carried out by an eligible business that is not related to the grant recipient.

Excluded works include:

  • Buying solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or installing solar panels – eg rooftop solar
  • Works carried out by the grant recipient on a ‘do-it-yourself’ basis or
  • Works carried out by a business related to the grant recipient.

Timing

Applications will open from 9am Monday 6 April 2020.

Applications were closed on Friday 17 April 2020.

Works must be completed within 3 months of the date of issue of the voucher or 28 April 2021, whichever is sooner.

 

Links to Government Resources

FAQs

Northern Territory residential property owners will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 if they contribute $1,000 and up to $6,000 if they contribute $2,000.

Incorporated entities such as companies, trusts and proprietors cannot apply.

 

The Northern Territory Government is offering a $4,000 grant for homeowners who contribute $1,000 and $6,000 for homeowners who contribute $2,000.

Home Improvement Scheme - Northern Territory - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible for the Home Improvement Scheme?

Northern Territory residential property owners will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 if they contribute $1,000 and up to $6,000 if they contribute $2,000.

Incorporated entities such as companies, trusts and proprietors cannot apply.

 

How much is available through the Home Improvement Scheme?

The Northern Territory Government is offering a $4,000 grant for homeowners who contribute $1,000 and $6,000 for homeowners who contribute $2,000.

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