Community Grants and Sponsorship

Alice Springs Town Council offers a range of grants and sponsorship initiatives to support local community groups to identify development opportunities, build capacity, and make positive contributions to the quality of life in Alice Springs.


Opportunities for Support

Initiative  Summary Dates Documents Amount
Community Development Grant Support the ongoing development of the Alice Springs community by funding opportunities and projects that address high priority local needs. OPEN from 24 January

Grant guidelines

Application form

Acquittal form

Up to $5000
Community Assistance Grant Assist local community projects, events and organisations based in Alice Springs and are of a community, cultural, environmental or recreational nature.    OPEN from 24 January  Up to $1500
Araluen Access Grant Support local individuals, community groups and service clubs to access the Araluen Arts Centre.  OPEN from 24 January  Up to $2000
Youth Development Grant Support youth organisations and community groups to develop innovative youth projects and programs in the Alice Springs municipality. OPEN from 24 January  Up to $5000
In-Kind Sponsorship

Sponsorships to assist community organisations to deliver community activities and events.  


Council will determine in-kind sponsorship on a case by case basis. 

Open all year for applications. Applications must be submitted 4 weeks before the event or project start date.  In Kind Support Request No maximum amount
Event Sponsorship 

Small cash sponsorships through the Tourism, Promotions and Events Committee to assist in the development and staging of events in Alice Springs. 


Council will determine sponsorship on a case by case basis.

Open all year to extent of available funds. Applications must be submitted 10 weeks before the event. 

Sponsorship application form

Sponsorship Policy

No maximum amount


Please refer to the grant guidelines for clarification on what activities Council will not fund through its grants program, and the sponsorship policy for what is not funded through the events sponsorship program.

Eligible organisations are those operating on a non-profit basis, or providing a project/service for non-commercial gain, or providing a project/service which adds value to the community.

The level of community grant, cash sponsorship and in-kind sponsorship funding depends on Council’s budget, and how much the application matches the strategic priorities of Council.

Applications are not guaranteed funding.

Acquittal of Funds

All community groups are required to submit an acquittal form for funds received from the Alice Springs Town Council within three months of expenditure.

How to Apply

Please submit all applications to Please call the Community Development Officer on 08 8950 0567 with any grant enquiries, and the Community Projects and Events Officer for sponsorship enquiries on 08 8950 0505.

All hand deliveries of applications can be made to:

Alice Springs Town Council

93 Todd Street, Alice Springs