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Immediate Work Grants 2020

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 25 November 2020 (ACST).

Jobs Rescue and Recovery Plan


2nd Round of the

Immediate Work Grants 2020



A second, $10 million round of the Immediate Work Grants program will help stimulate the economy and keep Territorians in jobs. 

It’s part of the Territory Government’s Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Grants of up to $100,000 will be given to Northern Territory (NT) not-for-profit and community organisations to engage local businesses to do repairs, renovations and upgrades to their property and facilities. These are for permanent physical improvements to land and / or buildings.

The first $50,000 will be paid as a grant without you needing to co-contribute. The NT Government will also match any renovation costs that exceed $50,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a maximum total of $100,000.

If you have previously been approved for funding under this program, you are NOT eligible to re-apply. 

If you commenced an application and wish to continue and submit, you may do so; alternatively, you may wish to start a new application.



1. Your organisation can only apply ONCE and your full request for support must be included in this one application. In other words, if you do not use up the full eligible grant amount available to you, no further applications will be accepted for additional funds.

2. Once all available funding has been committed ($10 million), any further applications received will be held on a waiting list. Those applicants will be contacted in the event that further funding becomes available.

PROGRAM CHANGES (Clause 10 of Terms and Conditions):

The Department reserves the right to:

  • vary these terms and conditions, the eligibility criteria or any other documented rule or procedure relating to the Program at any time
  • accept or reject any application for participation in the Program and/or any application for issue or redemption of a Voucher in its absolute discretion
  • decide in its discretion whether a business, an applicant, a property or works do or do not meet the intent of the eligibility criteria for participation (notwithstanding that it may meet the requirements of the relevant definition)
  • remove a Business from further participation in the Program where the Department has reasonably determined that the Business is no longer an Eligible Business, is in breach of these terms and conditions or is otherwise not complying with the objective, intent or expectation of the Program, or
  • cease the Program at any time should the Northern Territory Government policy change in which case no further Vouchers will be issued.

Physical distancing

You must practise physical distancing during the planning and delivery of your renovation works.

If either you or the service provider are unwell, in self-isolation or self-quarantine, stay in touch by phone until it is safe to meet in person.

Your voucher and registration can be cancelled at any time if you fail to follow the safety guidelines. You may also be referred to the police.

For more information on staying safe, go to the coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

Each organisation can:

  • apply once for the program and
  • complete up to two jobs under the one application.

Who can't apply

Schools, educational institutions and local government bodies are not eligible to apply.

Read the full eligibility criteria and list of ineligible applicants by accessing the terms and conditions.

How to apply

Applications will open from 9am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme's terms and conditions before you apply.

When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done on your premises.

Step 2. Check the list of registered service providers taking part in the scheme.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online for a grant.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide some information and documents that will be used for assessment.

Depending on the type and value of works you want carried out, the documents you need to submit might include:

  • up to three quotes
  • a copy of the lease if you are leasing your premises
  • minutes of the committee or board meeting approving the works.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.

After you apply

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 193 111 during business hours or email and quote your submission number.

Click here to view the program terms and conditions.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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