NT Priority Sector Collaborative Grants

NT Priority Sector Collaborative Grants

  • Applications are open until 30 June 2025.
  • Grants of up to $1 million are available with up to 50% matched funding.

The Priority Sector Collaborative Grants provide funding to Northern Territory business groups to develop common-use infrastructure, services, or data. These grants may offer up to 50% matched funding to consortia of three or more businesses to advance sector-wide initiatives that enhance local industry capability, innovation, and business development in priority sectors.

Key Requirements

The program follows a two-stage funding framework:
  • Stage 1: Up to $100,000 in matched funding for sector-based scoping, planning, and feasibility studies. Eligible activities include road mapping, demand analysis, supply chain analysis, sector capability audits, economic impact analysis, feasibility studies, sector opportunity analysis, and market development strategy, all conducted by qualified third parties.
  • Stage 2: Up to $1 million in matched funding for consortia to implement sector-based projects that deliver common-use infrastructure, services, or data.

The program aims to fund common-use industry sector infrastructure accessible to market participants on an open and nondiscriminatory basis.

There are no industry-specific criteria restricting applicant eligibility.

What is eligible for funding?

Priority Sector Collaborative Grants provide consortia with matched funding to support collaborative projects, including shared infrastructure, technology and innovation solutions, piloting new technologies, testing and validating new services, and consolidating industry capability.

The fund will not support applications for:

  • working capital or routine business capital needs
  • refinancing existing debt
  • tax or fine payments
  • shareholder dividends
  • property development for resale or leasing.

What companies are eligible for funding?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • have a significant presence in the Northern Territory
  • demonstrate high growth and job creation potential
  • be registered for corporate and tax purposes in Australia
  • operate under sound governance and management with established operating systems.

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Competitive. Your application will be assessed among other applications by a judging panel.

How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?

By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.

Competitive grants often require significant business case development and project analysis to support the application, this may include detailed presentations supporting the project’s merit, projected sales, cost-benefit analysis and more.

As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.

Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project

  • Industry analysis presentation
  • Competitor Analysis Presentation
  • Marketing and Sales Analysis Presentation
  • 3-5 year Cashflow Forecast
  • 3-5 year Balance Sheet Forecast
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Grant Funding
  • End-to-end grant application including information collating, analysis and application writing
  • CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) cost-benefit analysis
  • Stakeholder relations and Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Any other relevant forecasting that will support your application

How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?

Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.