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Grants & Sponsorship

Cre­ative Arts Recov­ery Quick Response Grants

The Cre­ative Arts Recov­ery Quick Response Grants aim to pro­vide finan­cial assis­tance to arts organ­i­sa­tions, groups and indi­vid­u­als across all arts forms, who have been impact­ed by can­cel­la­tions and lost oppor­tu­ni­ties due to COVID-19, to adapt their work and prac­tice, deliv­er works, cre­ate new works, devel­op their skills, or sup­port the Alice Springs arts com­mu­ni­ty. Once fund­ing has been expend­ed, the grants pro­gram will close, and no fur­ther appli­ca­tions will be funded.

Assess­ment Criteria

All appli­ca­tions will be assessed on the fol­low­ing criteria: 

  • How has your prac­tice or organ­i­sa­tion been impact­ed by COIVD-19?
  • Does the project or activ­i­ty show clear­ly defined aims and need?
  • Does the appli­cant have the capac­i­ty to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the project or activity? 
  • Is the bud­get real­is­tic and complete?
  • Does the project or activ­i­ty have high artis­tic and/​or com­mu­ni­ty merit?

How To Apply

Please sub­mit all appli­ca­tions to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au. For enquiries, please call the Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Offi­cer on 08 8950 0567. All hand deliv­er­ies of appli­ca­tions can be made to: Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, 93 Todd Street, Alice Springs.

Coun­cil’s Cre­ative Arts Recov­ery Quick Response Grant appli­ca­tions open 9am Mon­day 31 August 2020, until the funds have been expend­ed. Down­load the Grant Guide­lines and Appli­ca­tion Form below. 


Com­mu­ni­ty Grants Program

The Com­mu­ni­ty Grants pro­gram opens once annu­al­ly, aim­ing to sup­port com­mu­ni­ty ini­tia­tives and encour­age the ongo­ing social, cul­tur­al, recre­ation­al and envi­ron­men­tal devel­op­ment of Alice Springs. 

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.

Please refer to the Com­mu­ni­ty Grants Infor­ma­tion Pack and Guide­lines for more information. 

    Coun­cil’s 2021 Com­mu­ni­ty Grant appli­ca­tions open Fri­day 29 Jan­u­ary until 5pm, Mon­day 1 March

      Spon­sor­ship

      In-kind Spon­sor­ship

      Assist­ing com­mu­ni­ty organ­i­sa­tions to deliv­er com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ties and events with in-kind sup­port, such as: pro­vi­sion of bins, grand­stand, chairs, fee waiv­er for cin­e­ma pack­age hire. Coun­cil will deter­mine in-kind spon­sor­ship on a case by case basis.

      Event Spon­sor­ship

      Small cash spon­sor­ships are avail­able through Coun­cil’s Tourism, Events & Pro­mo­tions Com­mit­tee to assist in the devel­op­ment and stag­ing of events and projects in Alice Springs. Coun­cil will deter­mine spon­sor­ship on a case by case basis.

      • 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. 
      • Appli­ca­tions are not guar­an­teed funding.

      Please sub­mit all appli­ca­tions to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au. For spon­sor­ship enquiries, please call the Com­mu­ni­ty Projects & Events Offi­cer on 08 8950 0500. All hand deliv­er­ies of appli­ca­tions can be made to: Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, 93 Todd Street, Alice Springs


      Sum­ma­ry of Coun­cil fund­ing opportunities 

      Support Grant description Application due date Documents Amounts

      Community Development Grant

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

      5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

      Grant Guidelines

      Application Form

      Acquittal Form

      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.

      5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

      Grant Guidelines

      Application Form

      Acquittal Form

      up to $1500

      Araluen Access Grant

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

      5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

      Grant Guidelines

      Application Form

      Acquittal Form

      up to $2000

      Youth Development Grant

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

      5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

      Grant Guidelines

      Application Form

      Acquittal Form

      up to $5000

      Sustainability Initiatives

      Funding community projects or events that focus on reducing the impact on the environment in the areas of waste management, water usage, energy efficiency, transport and biodiversity.

      5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

      Grant Guidelines

      Application Form

      Acquittal Form

      up to $2500

      In-kind Sponsorship

      Assisting community organisations to deliver community activities and events with in-kind support, such as: provision of bins, grandstand, chairs, fee waiver for cinema package hire. Council will determine in-kind sponsorship on a case by case basis.

      Open all year – applications must be submitted 2 weeks before the event or project start date.

      In-kind Support Request Form

      No maximum amount

      Event Sponsorship

      Small cash sponsorships through Council's Tourism, Events & Promotions Committee to assist in the development and staging of events and projects 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.

      Sponsorship Application Form

      No maximum amount