Northern Territory Minister for Corporate and Information Services Lauren Moss
Streamlining Access To Territory Grants In Supporting Jobs
Victor P Taffa
Applying for grants is set to become a lot easier for Territorians.
Northern Territory Government is releasing a new user-friendly portal that will assist Territorians, organisations and GrantsNT the way in which Territorians apply for grants from government.
“Streamlining the grant process for businesses, sporting groups and not for profit organisations will help them focus on delivering innovative ideas and initiatives that benefit the Territory and support jobs for Territorians.” Minister for the Department of Corporate and Information Services Lauren Moss said.
7 local IT firms were engaged to custom build the system, delivering the first single system to fully manage grants across all government departments in Australia, which will streamline and improve how businesses, not-for-profit organisations, sports groups and individuals apply for and manage their grant activities.
“GrantsNT will allow Non-Government Organisations to find, apply and acquit grants all in one place. It is pleasing to see that the Northern Territory Government has listened to grant recipients and has developed a user-friendly system that works towards red tape reduction.” Northern Territory Council of Social Service Executive Director Wendy Morton said.
GrantsNT will provide:
- Modern, mobile solution available 24/7 from anywhere,
- Convenient and reliable digital way to manage grants,
- Improved search capability for applicants to identify grant funding,
- Streamlined, effective and accountable grants administration processes,
- Central online publication of NT Government grants,
- Improved financial reconciliations and productivity for grant applicants and recipients.
“Custom software development such as GrantsNT has great potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government services. Radical Systems is proud to support the NTG in the development and support of locally built, high quality IT solutions.” Radical Systems Pty Ltd Director David Chatterton said.
System was developed through an extensive co-design process with advice and input from the Northern Territory Government and over 40 non-government organisations, with consultation sessions throughout each phase of development and testing.
GrantsNT is set to go live on 1 November 2018. It is being implemented through a staged approach aligning roll-out with the timing of individual Northern Territory Government agency grant programs.
GrantsNT is a great example of local industry collaboration and expertise with 11 ICT professionals from 7 Territory Enterprises working together to build this modern solution, involving digital experts from Radical Systems, Cloudstreet Consulting, Brainium Labs, Naked Option Pty Ltd and the Darwin offices of Dialog Information Technology, NEC Australia and KPMG.
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