Special purpose grants

The Special Purpose Grants program has been permanently closed.

Councils are invited to repurpose the balance of uncommitted and unspent grants approved under the Special Purpose Grants program to the Special Community Assistance and Local Employment (SCALE) program in 2019-20. The SCALE program is a new $7.1 million grant program established to support the local government sector manage the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your council chooses to repurpose the balance of unspent and uncommitted funding under the SPG program to the SCALE program, please complete this form for municipal and shire councils DOCX (61.1 KB) or this form for regional councils DOCX (61.2 KB) and email to lg.grants@nt.gov.au by 30 June 2020.

This is part of suite of measures to support the local government sector in its efforts to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 in their communities.


For further information in relation to the grant programs, please email lg.grants@nt.gov.au.

If you have any questions relating to the Public Benefit Concessions Policy for Commercial Ratepayers policy, please email LGLaw.DLGHCD@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 13 May 2020

Share this page:

Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.