Living in Alice

Community Grants & Sponsorship

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil offers a range of grants and spon­sor­ship ini­tia­tives to sup­port local com­mu­ni­ty groups to iden­ti­fy devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, build capac­i­ty, and make pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions to the qual­i­ty of life in Alice Springs.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Support

Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Grant

Sup­port the ongo­ing devel­op­ment of the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty by fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and projects that address high pri­or­i­ty local needs.

OPEN from 24 January

Up to $5000

Com­mu­ni­ty Assis­tance Grant

Assist local com­mu­ni­ty projects, events and organ­i­sa­tions based in Alice Springs and are of a com­mu­ni­ty, cul­tur­al, envi­ron­men­tal or recre­ation­al nature.


from 24 January

Up to $1500

Aralu­en Access Grant

Sup­port local indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ty groups and ser­vice clubs to access the Aralu­en Arts Centre.

OPEN from 24 January

Up to $2000

Youth Devel­op­ment Grant

Sup­port youth organ­i­sa­tions and com­mu­ni­ty groups to devel­op inno­v­a­tive youth projects and pro­grams in the Alice Springs municipality.

OPEN from 24 January

Up to $5000

In-Kind Spon­sor­ship

Spon­sor­ships to assist com­mu­ni­ty organ­i­sa­tions to deliv­er com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ties and events.

Coun­cil will deter­mine in-kind spon­sor­ship on a case by case basis.

Open all year for appli­ca­tions. Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted 4 weeks before the event or project start date.

No max­i­mum amount

Event Spon­sor­ship

Small cash spon­sor­ships through the Tourism, Pro­mo­tions and Events Com­mit­tee to assist in the devel­op­ment and stag­ing of events in Alice Springs.

Coun­cil will deter­mine spon­sor­ship on a case by case basis.

Open all year to extent of avail­able funds. Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted 10 weeks before the event.

No max­i­mum amount


Please refer to the grant guide­lines for clar­i­fi­ca­tion on what activ­i­ties Coun­cil will not fund through its grants pro­gram, and the spon­sor­ship pol­i­cy for what is not fund­ed through the events spon­sor­ship program.Eligible organ­i­sa­tions are those oper­at­ing on a non-prof­it basis, or pro­vid­ing a project/​service for non-com­mer­cial gain, or pro­vid­ing a project/​service which adds val­ue to the community.The lev­el of com­mu­ni­ty grant, cash spon­sor­ship and in-kind spon­sor­ship fund­ing depends on Council’s bud­get, and how much the appli­ca­tion match­es the strate­gic pri­or­i­ties of Council.

Appli­ca­tions are not guar­an­teed funding.

Acquit­tal of Funds

All com­mu­ni­ty groups are required to sub­mit an acquit­tal form for funds received from the Alice Springs Town Coun­cil with­in three months of expenditure.

How to Apply

Please sub­mit all appli­ca­tions to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au. Please call the Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Offi­cer on 08 8950 0567 with any grant enquiries, and the Com­mu­ni­ty Projects and Events Offi­cer for spon­sor­ship enquiries on 08 8950 0505.

All hand deliv­er­ies of appli­ca­tions can be made to:

Alice Springs Town Council

93 Todd Street, Alice Springs