Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory, Food Security, Strengthening Remote Stores – Applications for funding from Store Owners and Operators in the Northern Territory now open

How much?

$1.68 million is available for the 2013-14 financial year

Apply when?

Applications should be submitted by 21/02/14.  Applications will be considered after this up to 31/05/14 if there are funds remaining but this cannot be guaranteed

Who to contact?

Community Stores Section 1800 108 891 (Mon – Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Australian Central Standard Time (ACST))

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Email Address: community.stores@dss.gov.au

Short Description

Grant funding is provided to assist store owners and operators meet acceptable standards for community stores licensing, including in regard to the range, quantity and quality of goods, and the retail, governance and financial integrity of their operations.

Funding of $1.68 million is available for 2013-14.

Activities funded will usually fit within one or more of the following categories:

  • Effective Solutions to Food Security – Delivery of project(s) that provide effective solutions to food security issues. 
  • Governance Support – Capacity building through the provision of governance support and/or training to key stakeholders involved in the operations of a community store.
  • Retail Mentoring – Provision of retail mentoring and/or training that will support the sustainable operation of the store.
  • Emergency Repairs and Maintenance – Provision of funding to assist with emergency repairs and maintenance issues that could jeopardise food security.
  • Minor Infrastructure Upgrades – Provision of funding to support minor infrastructure upgrades that will enhance food security for a community. 

Program Guidelines

These guidelines provide the key starting point for parties considering whether to participate in the program and form the basis for the business relationship between the Department and the funding recipient. Applicants are strongly advised to read the Program Guidelines prior to completing an Application. The Program Guidelines comprise the following documents: 

How to Apply

Applications can be lodged by either:

  1. Posting your completed application form to:

    The Senior Adviser
    Community Stores Section
    Northern Territory State Office
    GPO Box 9932
    DARWIN  NT  0801

  1. Hand delivering your completed application marked for the attention of the Director, Community Stores Section, to the reception desk at:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Level 5
Jacana House
39-41 Woods Street
Darwin NT 0800

  1. Emailing your completed application to community.stores@dss.gov.au.

Terms and Conditions

Funding of projects requiring funds of less than $25,000 may be agreed via a ‘letter of offer’ All other projects will require agreement via the Departmental standard Funding Agreement. The terms and conditions for these agreements are provided below:

Closing Date and Time

Applications should be submitted by 21 February 2014.  Applications after this date will be considered up to 31 May 2014 if funds remain but this cannot be guaranteed.

Content Updated: 6 January 2014