If you are looking for funds/grants that may be able to assist in the training and/or skilling of your workforce or your business, please have a look at the list we have here. They are grouped into 3 categories;


Group 1 - Skilling Territorians

Group 2 - NT funding options for organisations

Group 3 - Higher level funding options including National


If you would like to discuss any one of these grants further, please connect with ISACNT on (08) 7913 7500.


Group 1- Skilling Territorians


Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants

Funding for regional and remote communities to train workers for projects in the community.


Aboriginal Workforce Grants

Apply for a grant to support initiatives or projects that result in more Aboriginal Territorians entering employment and developing careers within the workplace.


Equity Training Grants

Equity training grants improve training and employment outcomes for disadvantaged people in the Northern Territory.


Funding to upskill or reskill employees

If you are an employer in the Northern Territory (NT) you can apply for funding to upskill or reskill your employees as part of the Industry Buildskills Program.


WorkWear/Workgear Bonus Scheme

For apprentices and trainees. This incentive is administered by the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network NT


Group 2 - NT funding options for organisations


Aboriginal Business Development Program

To assist Aboriginal people and joint ventures (where Aboriginal people hold significant equity) to enter or expand commercial business arrangements that will create employment and /or wealth creation opportunities.


Biz Secure

A time limited program and approval is subject to funding availability. Once the program funding has been fully committed, no further applications will be assessed. Access up to $20,000 to make a range of permanent security improvements to better protect your business against breakins. 


Capital Grants

You should use local goods and services if you are awarded a grant. There are specific requirements to buy local if you are receiving a Capital Grant.


Capital Grants for Aboriginal Ranger Groups

The Capital Grants Fund helps Indigenous Ranger groups purchase essential items.


Community based child care

To strengthen parent managed community based child care services as independent viable businesses. This program is only applicable to the 23 specific Community Based Childcare centres.


Event funding and industry development 

NT Major Events Company programs to strengthen and increase the quality and capability of festivals and events in the Territory.


Future skills training                                                                                                                                 

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) registered training organisation (RTO) or industry association, you can apply for funding to expand facilities that support the delivery of future skills training under the Training Infrastructure fund. You cannot start or have training underway before you have submitted your funding application.


Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarships

To increase the opportunity for nurses to advance their careers


Minister for Women's Policy Scholarships

Support women in research and study.


Nursing & Midwifery Studies Assistance Grants Scheme (available in 2020)

To assist the educational preparation of a nursing and midwifery workforce.


Regional economic development fund

To support the development of businesses and industry in all regions of the Northern Territory.


Smarter Business Solutions

The Smarter Business Solutions program offers free advice and grants to Northern Territory (NT) business owners, Indigenous enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to help reduce your day-to-day energy, water and material costs.


Territory Business Growth Program

To assist existing small to medium businesses grow and become more viable.


Trade Support Scheme

To support the offshore marketing activities of Northern Territory businesses.


Group 3 - Higher level funding options including National


1,000 Jobs Package Grant Funding Round

The Australian Government is subsidising 1,000 new jobs for Community Development Program participants in remote Australia to support economic development. 


Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program – Guidelines

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities. A living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent's home to take up or retain an Australian apprenticeship.



Export Market Development Grants scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. It encourages small to medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets. The government will reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided the total expenses are at least $15,000. 


Entrepreneurs' Programme - Business Growth Grants

Practical support for businesses includes advice from people with relevant private sector experience co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services funding to take advantage of business improvement and growth opportunities connection and collaboration opportunities.


Tailored Assistance Employment Grants

Tailored Assistance Employment Grants are available to provide funding to connect working-age Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people with real and sustainable jobs, as well as support Indigenous school students transition from education to sustainable employment.