Living in Alice

Grants, Sponsorships and In-Kind Support

In-Kind Sup­port

In-Kind Sup­port is offered to eli­gi­ble events in place of mon­e­tary val­ue. Coun­cil deter­mines in-kind sup­port on a case by case basis. To read more about what is avail­able for in-kind, refer to page 11 of the ASTC Com­mu­ni­ty Grant and Spon­sor­ship Guidelines.

Please note: Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted four­teen (14) days in advance to be considered.

If you are inter­est­ed in apply­ing for In-Kind Sup­port please com­plete the online form.

Online Application Form

Alice Springs Grant Find­er- an easy way to look for funding

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil just made it eas­i­er to find grants for orga­ni­za­tions in our region.

You can now find all fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties Aus­tralia-wide, across Coun­cil, North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry and Fed­er­al gov­ern­ments, as well as phil­an­thropic groups and corporations. 

To take a full advan­tage of a grant find­er and find more infor­ma­tion, vis­it https://​grant​gu​ru​.com/​a​u​/​a​l​i​c​e​s​p​rings and reg­is­ter your busi­ness or orga­ni­za­tion for FREE.

Alice Springs Grant Finder

Coun­cil’s Com­mu­ni­ty Grants & Event Spon­sor­ship Program

Coun­cil’s Com­mu­ni­ty Grants & Event Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram aims to sup­port com­mu­ni­ty ini­tia­tives and encour­age the ongo­ing social, cul­tur­al, recre­ation­al and envi­ron­men­tal devel­op­ment of Alice Springs. 

Cash spon­sor­ships are avail­able in the Event Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram to assist in devel­op­ment and stag­ing of events and com­mu­ni­ty projects in Alice Springs. 

Eli­gi­ble orga­ni­za­tions are those oper­at­ing on a non-for-prof­it basis, or pro­vid­ing a project/​service for non-com­mer­cial gain, or pro­vid­ing a project/​service which adds val­ue to the community.

Sub­mit­ting appli­ca­tion does not guar­an­tee funding. 

Appli­cants must meet all eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria to be con­sid­ered for fur­ther assess­ment- refer to guide­lines sec­tion below.


Coun­cil has stream­lined its Com­mu­ni­ty Grants and Event Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram process­es mean­ing there are now two oppor­tu­ni­ties to apply for Coun­cil fund­ing each finan­cial year.

FY 2023 – 24 Round 2: For activ­i­ties between 1 July 2024 and 31 Decem­ber 2024CLOSED

  • Closed 1 March 2024.
  • All appli­cants will be noti­fied of the out­come of their appli­ca­tion in April/​May 2024.

FY 2024 – 25 Round 1: For activ­i­ties between 1 Jan­u­ary 2025 and 30 June 2025

  • Appli­ca­tions open 1 August 2024 9am
  • Appli­ca­tions close 1 Sep­tem­ber 2024 5pm
  • All appli­cants will be noti­fied of the out­come of their appli­ca­tion in October/​Novem­ber 2024


Vis­it Smar­ty­Grants to start your Com­mu­ni­ty Grant or Event Spon­sor­ship Application. 

To apply for fund­ing you must reg­is­ter with Smar­ty­Grants.


Direct all your grants & spon­sor­ship enquiries to Justy­na Ola Rzes­zows­ka, Grants and Social Pol­i­cy Officer:

phone 08 8950 0567 

email jrzeszowska@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

Guidelines- Community Grants and Event Sponsorship Program

Com­mu­ni­ty Grants and Event Spon­sor­ship Infor­ma­tion Session

Council’s Com­mu­ni­ty Grants and Event Spon­sor­ship Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to learn about the changes to Council’s Fund­ing Pro­grams.

This will help appli­cants under­stand the grant cat­e­gories and cov­er basic steps for applying. 

When: Tues­day 16 July 2024 5.00pm‑6.30pm 

Where: Andy McNeil Room, Civic Cen­tre — 93 Todd Street, Alice Springs

For enquiries, please call the Grants and Social Pol­i­cy Offi­cer on 08 8950 0567

    Suc­cess­ful appli­ca­tions for Com­mu­ni­ty Grants & Event Spon­sor­ship Pro­gram 2023 – 24

    Organisation Project Name Funding

    Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade

    NT Parks portable radio purchase


    8CCC Community Radio Inc.

    Accessible Staging at Community Events - 60CM Portable Wheel Chair Ramp


    Alice Springs Aeromodellers

    Solar power energy storage project


    Alice Springs Beanie Festival

    Alice Springs Beanie Festival Opening Night 2023


    Sadadeen Primary School

    Alice Can Dance


    Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra

    Andree Greenwell and ASWCO live at Mparntwe


    Arid Lands Environment Centre: Alice Springs Community Garden

    Nature-based playzone at the Alice Springs Community Garden


    Auspiced Red Hot Arts

    Alice Sings - End of Year Concert 2023


    Bring a Plate Dance (Inclusive Dance Company)

    Bring a Plate


    Cental Craft

    CALM - Community Arts with Local Makers


    Central Australian Art Society

    Advocate Art Award 2023


    Central Australian Aviation Museum Inc

    12th Children's Aviation Art/Literary Program


    Centralian Eistedford Committee Inc.

    2023 Centralian Eisteddfod


    Franka (Auspice Central Craft)

    Sustainable Couture 2023


    Iberoamerican Cultural Association Incorporated

    Creating Iberoamerican Cultural Awareness in Alice Springs


    Incite Arts Inc

    Unbroken Land 2023 Creative Development


    Ms Betty Sweetlove (Auspiced by Red Hot Arts)

    Launching an Mparntwe/Alice Springs experimental theatre collective


    On The Wing

    'Say G'day!' Community Musical


    Studio B

    Studio B End of Year Performances


    The Women’s Museum of Australia and Old Gaol Alice Springs (WMoA)

    Cellblock Artist Residency 2023 Program


    Two Two One Mental Health Charity

    Community Mental Health


    Yirara College

    Celebration Concert for Yirara College


    Volunteering SA & NT Incorporated

    National Volunteer Week (NVW) - Recognition


    Rotary Club of Alice Springs

    2024 Bang Tail Muster Parade


    The Y Northern Territory - Kilgariff Recreation Centre

    Play Forever


    Pickleball Alice Springs

    Pickleball Program


    NT Writers' Centre Inc

    2024 Writer in Residence Youth Program


    Alice Springs Running & Walking Club

    Improve capacity for event delivery


    Children's Theatre Program (auspice Red Hot Arts)

    Floopy's Fuzzled Feelings


    Alice Springs Beanie Festival

    2024 Beanie Festival


    Alice Springs Christian Ministers Association (auspice Desert Life Church)

    2023 Carols By the Candlelight


    Centralian Eisteddfod Council Incorporated

    2024 Centralian Eisteddfod


    Neighbourhood Watch NT

    Community Safety and Social Connectivity Events


    fabALICE Festival Inc.

    2024 fabAlice Festival


    Arid Lands Environmental Centre

    Movies That Matter


    Bring a Plate Dance Inclusive Dance

    Bring a Plate Dance


    Alice Springs Ministers Fellowship

    2024 Carols by the Candlelight


    Children's Ground

    Arts & Culture Program


    Barbara Kimber/ auspice RHACA

    Bush Christmas


    Yirara Collage

    Reconciliation Event


    Central Australian Art Society

    2024 Advocate Art Award


    Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade

    Laptop Purchase


    Central Australia Aviation Museum

    13th Art and Literacy Program


    Rapid Ascent

    2024 Larapinta and Gravel Muster Stage Run


    Red Hot Arts Central Australia

    2024 Desert Festival