Immediate Work Grant Program – Northern Territory

A new $5 million Immediate Work Grants program will help stimulate the economy and keep Territorians in jobs.

A new $5 million Immediate Work Grants program will help stimulate the economy and keep Territorians in jobs.

It’s part of the Territory Government’s Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Grants of up to $100,000 will be given to Northern Territory (NT) not-for-profit and community organisations to engage local businesses to do repairs, renovations and upgrades to their property and facilities. These are for permanent physical improvements to land and / or buildings.

The first $50,000 will be paid as a grant without co-contribution required.

The NT Government will also match any renovation costs that exceed $50,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a maximum of $100,000 total.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Eligibility 

You can apply if you are a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

Each organisation can:

  • Apply once for the program and
  • Be able to complete up to three jobs under the one application.

How to Apply

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 30 April 2020.

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme’s terms and conditions to apply for the grant.

When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done on your premises.

Step 2. Check the list of eligible service providers taking part in the scheme.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online for a grant.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide some information and documents that will be used for assessment.

Depending on the type and value of works you want carried out, the documents you need to submit might include:

  • Up to three quotes
  • A copy of the lease if you are leasing your premises
  • Minutes of the committee or board meeting approving the works.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

After You Apply

All work must be completed within six months of the date of issue of the voucher, or 30 April 2021 – whichever is sooner.

Contact

For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.

Links to Government Resources

FAQs

You can apply if you are a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

Each organisation can:

  • Apply once for the program and
  • Be able to complete up to three jobs under the one application.

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 30 April 2020.

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme’s terms and conditions to apply for the grant.

When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done on your premises.

Step 2. Check the list of eligible service providers taking part in the scheme.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online for a grant.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide some information and documents that will be used for assessment.

Depending on the type and value of works you want carried out, the documents you need to submit might include:

  • Up to three quotes
  • A copy of the lease if you are leasing your premises
  • Minutes of the committee or board meeting approving the works.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

You can use the grant to carry out renovations, improvements, repairs and maintenance services.

This only applies if the services permanently improve the structure, fittings or fixtures, or the general condition of the property.

The works must demonstrate value for money consistent with the eligible organisation or other purposes beneficial to the community.

Quotes need to show the breakdown of goods and materials, and other costs, including labour. At least 25% of the value of a contract must be for labour.

A grant must not be used with any voucher or other benefit granted under any other program (whether an Australian Government or NT Government program) to pay for the same works.

Jobs up to $100,000

For jobs up to $100,000, you can use up to 50% of the value of each grant towards goods and materials used as part of an upgrade, improvements, repairs and maintenance.

Jobs more than $100,000

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

For the purposes of this grant program, goods and materials are those that stay in / are affixed to the property permanently.

TV and audio-visual equipment are not eligible.

For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.

Immediate Work Grant Program - Northern Territory - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible?

You can apply if you are a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

Each organisation can:

  • Apply once for the program and
  • Be able to complete up to three jobs under the one application.

How to apply?

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 30 April 2020.

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme’s terms and conditions to apply for the grant.

When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done on your premises.

Step 2. Check the list of eligible service providers taking part in the scheme.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online for a grant.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide some information and documents that will be used for assessment.

Depending on the type and value of works you want carried out, the documents you need to submit might include:

  • Up to three quotes
  • A copy of the lease if you are leasing your premises
  • Minutes of the committee or board meeting approving the works.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

What you can use the grant for

You can use the grant to carry out renovations, improvements, repairs and maintenance services.

This only applies if the services permanently improve the structure, fittings or fixtures, or the general condition of the property.

The works must demonstrate value for money consistent with the eligible organisation or other purposes beneficial to the community.

Quotes need to show the breakdown of goods and materials, and other costs, including labour. At least 25% of the value of a contract must be for labour.

A grant must not be used with any voucher or other benefit granted under any other program (whether an Australian Government or NT Government program) to pay for the same works.

Jobs up to $100,000

For jobs up to $100,000, you can use up to 50% of the value of each grant towards goods and materials used as part of an upgrade, improvements, repairs and maintenance.

Jobs more than $100,000

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

For the purposes of this grant program, goods and materials are those that stay in / are affixed to the property permanently.

TV and audio-visual equipment are not eligible.

Contact

For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.

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