Once a year TNRM awards a set of Community Grants worth up to $25,000 each. In April 2017, TNRM awarded 17 community groups and organisations from around the Northern Territory a total of $356,000 in Community Grant funding to carry out a range of projects with environmental and sustainable production benefits. The projects, which can all be achieved within 12 months, have been estimated to attract cash and in-kind contributions worth an additional $462,000.


Projects that received 2017 Community Grant funding met one or more of the following objectives:


  • Improving the condition of the natural environment by managing key threats and pressures affecting nationally significant species and/or sites of conservation significance.

  • Improving habitat condition of nationally important wetlands through the strategic management of invasive species

  • Improving sustainability of primary production, and protecting the natural resource base.

  • Managing ecosystem degradation, habitat loss and biodiversity decline through implementation of on-ground activities


The successful projects also met the criteria of providing a public benefit and aligning with the strategies and activities of the 2016-2020 NT NRM Plan, outlined here.

Community Grants are supported by TNRM, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.


TNRM offers grants of up to $1,000 throughout the year to community groups, organisations and schools carrying out natural resource management projects and activities in the Northern Territory.


Community Support Grants are aimed at providing assistance for activities including, but not limited to, small-scale on-ground projects, travel to NRM-related conferences, hosting events such as open to the public days aimed at encouraging greater community participation in NRM, and capacity building of staff or volunteers.

We can advise whether your activity is eligible for a Community Support Grant, so please get in touch. In fact, we encourage running your idea past one of our Regional Coordinators, as they can help develop your proposal. If you don't know the coordinator for your region please call us on 8942 8300. 

For more information, please download the Community Support Grants application and guidelines.

Community Support Grants are supported by TNRM, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

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