In Welfare Services

Northern Territory Attorney General Natasha Fyles

First Of The New Minor CBF Grants Awarded And Committee

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government have increased Major and Minor CBF grants, and have made minor CBF grants available all year round to enhance and support the community.

“Territory Government has improved the efficiency and ease of access to CBF grants, which is already seeing benefits for the community.” Attorney General Natasha Fyles said.

“Faster we can assess applications, the faster these valuable grants are put to use in the community.”


New and Improved Community Benefit Fund Grants have seen their first recipients granted funds, proving the expedited method is a great addition to the grant process.

  • NT Rogaining Association, the sport of long-distance cross-country navigation, was granted $9,965 to assist with purchasing a purpose-built trailer. This trailer will carry their equipment to service events located in different places across the Territory.
  • SIDS will receive $7,000 for wall partitioning to provide a more private space when providing bereavement counselling to families.
  • Acacia Hills Motocross Association was granted $11,918 for track maintenance equipment assist getting the track ready for racing to an Australian National Standard.
  • Darwin Show Jumping will receive $2,492 for a shade gazebo, misting fan and small generator to run judging and timing equipment for the volunteers to who help the organisation.

A round of Major Grants and Major Event grants, up to the new increased value of $250,000, are also open with applications accepted until 31 October 2018.

Major Grant and Major Event Grant rounds are held twice per year, with applications assessed by the CBF Committee.

CBF Committee Members

Mr. Charles Burkitt has been appointed as the Chair of the Committee, and Ms. Nicole Walsh as the Deputy Chair. Members include:

  • Bronwyn McRostie,
  • Stuart Kenny,
  • Jane Munday,
  • Ross Coburn,
  • Suzanne Hullick.

Further advertising will occur over the coming days to seek members from regional parts of the Territory, including Katherine, Barkly, Nhulunbuy. It’s important to have the right balance of cultural diversity and geographical spread for committees such as these.



CBF                Community Benefit Fund

NT                   Northern Territory

SIDS               Sudden Infant Death Syndrome


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