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Biz Secure Cluster Business Grant Applications

This is a preview of the Biz Secure Cluster Business Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.
 

Are you eligible?

* indicates a required field.

The Biz‐Secure Program (“Program”) is intended to support Territory businesses to enhance the security of their premises against the risk of break‐in. This initiative will also support the safety and security improvement sectors by requiring that businesses use other local businesses to carry out improvement works.

Important notes before you start

Cluster Business means a group of businesses which all operate from the same Premises (or if more than one Premises, then all Premises are in the immediate vicinity of each other) and the group contains at least two Eligible Recipients.

All Eligible Recipients within the Cluster Business must have one owner or be managed by one body corporate.

Eligible Recipient means a Territory Enterprise that:

  • is either:
    • duly incorporated under an Act of the Northern Territory or the Commonwealth, or
    • a sole trader or partnership operating pursuant to a Northern Territory registered
      Business Name, and
  • is physically located in the Northern Territory, and
  • services its customers or clientele from a shopfront premises or has at least one external publicly accessible entry/ exit point, and
  • offers goods and/ or services to the public (and, in the case of a not‐for‐profit business enterprise it is a Not for Profit Organisation), and
  • has no more than 100 persons engaged by the business (including any controlling entity/ies and including full‐time and part‐time proprietors and employees, including contract employees), and
  • is an incorporated/ registered business, and
  • holds a valid ABN in respect of the business, and
  • if it is a Not‐for‐Profit Organisation, is compliant and up to date with its legal obligations, and
  • is not an Excluded Recipient

The Department will in its absolute discretion ascertain and decide whether a Cluster Business is eligible under this Program.

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

You can save this application and come back to it at any time. You do not need to complete the form all at once.

The businesses that form the cluster under this application are Eligible Recipients as defined under the Program Terms and Conditions * Required
All the Cluster Business premises are owned by a single landlord or are under a single body corporate * Required
Are you applying for a cluster that includes at least 2 Eligible Recipients? * Required
To be eligible, you must have 2 or more associated businesses included in the Cluster
Do the Eligible Recipients service their customers from a shopfront premises? * Required
Do the Eligible Recipients have at least one external publicly accessible entry/ exit point? * Required
Do you and the eligible recipients consent to the business/ organisation information being shared between/ with relevant NT Government and external agencies/ advisers/ bodies for the purposes of ascertaining and validating eligibility under this program * Required

Monitoring and evaluation of the Business Security Assistance Program

These questions are for research and evaluation purposes only. Your answers are not used as part of your registration and will remain confidential.

How did you hear about the Business Security Assistance Program * Required
Response required.

Application Process

Step 1 Mandatory Security Audit: Apply to confirm business eligibility and receive a voucher for the Mandatory Security Audit

Step 2 Security Improvement Works: Once the Security Audit has been completed and you have received the Audit Report, please:

  • Contact us at bizsecure@nt.gov.au and let us know how many works you wish to apply for. We will add on more forms to your application.
  • On this improvement works application form, submit your audit report and apply for improvement works 1.
  • Click Submit on the final page marked "Submit and Review". (You can use the left hand navigation bar to shortcut to the final page) 

Maximum Eligible Grant (Voucher) Amount for a Cluster Business, means the sum of between $20,000 and $50,000 (exclusive of GST) made up as follows:

  1. Between $4,000 and $7,000 in contribution toward the cost of the mandatory Security
    Audit, and
  2. Between $16,000 and $43,000 in contribution toward the cost of up to five Contracts for Eligible Works (in addition to the mandatory Security Audit) on a dollar‐for‐dollar matching basis.

The Maximum Eligible Grant Amount for a Cluster Business will be proportional depending on the number of Eligible Recipients forming the Cluster Business.

  • 2 Eligible Recipients: $4000 for Audit, up to $16 000 for Eligible Works
  • 3 Eligible Recipients: $5000 for Audit, up to $25 000 for Eligible Works
  • 4 Eligible Recipients: $6000 for Audit, up to $34 000 for Eligible Works
  • 5 or more Eligible Recipients: $7000 for Audit, up to $43 000 for Eligible Works

Minimum Eligible Grant (Voucher) Amount means the sum of $500 for an Individual Business and $2,000 for a Cluster Business.

Application details

The premises of all businesses participating in this cluster application must be either owned by a single landlord or are part of a body corporate.

Cluster Representative (Not Applicable)

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Who are you applying as:" on page 1

This will be the business acting on behalf of the cluster businesses and is responsible for the application.

If approved under the program, this is who the vouchers will be addressed/ issued to.

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander enterprise? * Required
Legal entity name (not trading name). If your entity is a trust, you must provide the trustee's details i/e XYZ Pty Ltd ATF XYZ family trust and include a copy of the trust deed.
Can be the same as legal entity name
Legal Entity Type * Required
Response required.
The ABN provided will be used to look up the following information.
Click Lookup above to check that you have entered the ABN correctly.
Information from the Australian Business Register
ABN
Entity name
ABN status
Entity type
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
DGR Endorsed
ATO Charity TypeMore information
ACNC Registration
Tax Concessions
Main business location
Must be an ABN. 
Address Line 1, Suburb/Town, State/Province, Postcode, and Country are required. 
Address Line 1, Suburb/Town, State/Province, and Postcode are required. 
Please provide a phone number you can be contacted on if required. Include area code if a landline. Must contain 10 characters eg 0889995511
Please enter your preferred email address for all written correspondence, if approved your voucher/s will be sent here.

Representative contact details (Not Applicable)

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Who are you applying as:" on page 1

Must be the principal of the business's acting as the representative for the cluster.

i.e. owner, director, partner, chairperson of the Board

The Department will use the below details to make contact with you, should we require anything further.

Must be the owner, director, partner or chairperson of the Board
Must be an Australian phone number. 
Must be an Australian phone number. 
Must be an email address. 

Trust Deed (Not Applicable)

This section is not applicable because of your response to questions:

  • "Legal Entity Type" on page 1
  • "Who are you applying as:" on page 1

If your Legal Entity is a Trust, you will need to upload a copy of the Trust Deed to provide confirmation of who your Trustee is.

Legal Entity name in the Business details section should be written as;

ABC Pty Ltd as trustee for ABC Family Trust

or

John Smith as trustee for ABC Family Trust

Please contact your accountant if you are unsure.

    Approval to participate (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to questions:

    • "Who are you applying as:" on page 1
    • "Legal Entity Type" on page 1

    Not-for-Profit Organisation's must be up to date with legal obligations (AGM, annual return, etc.). Your application will not be assessed until it is compliant.

    Has the Board authorised participation in the program as well as works and co-contribution? * Required

      Landlord approval to participate (Not Applicable)

      This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Who are you applying as:" on page 1

      Body Corporate, Unit Plan, Property Manager or Participating Business applicants must provide minutes of meeting approving Biz Secure application and security improvement works

      Applications received without valid documents may not be eligible.

        Eg. Minutes of meeting or other relevant evidence.