Final Round Of Community Benefit Fund Open Until 16 March 2018

Final Round Of Community Benefit Fund Open Until 16 March 2018

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles

Final Round Of CBF Grants Before Overhaul

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has opened a final round of Community Benefit Fund (CBF) Grants before the system is overhauled and improved.

Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Territorians want and deserve to live in safe and vibrant communities and the CBF grants offer vital one-off support to organisations that help to provide that.

“CBF grants help not-for-profit groups access the infrastructure and equipment they need to deliver vital community based programs across the Top End and Central Australia.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

Attorney-General Fyles said the grants are under review.

“Territorians deserve trust in government and we recognise the CBF grants need a more rigorous and robust system to administer them.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

“These grants are funded by a levy on gaming machines.”

“That fund started in 2002 with a relatively small pool of money, but is now distributing millions.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

CBF review will maximise the funds’ benefit to the community, with changes expected to be announced in the coming months.

A special round of Small and Major Grants will be opened under the previous guidelines while changes are being finalised.

Round will be open until March 16, with notification planned for May 2018.