Seeding New Investment Fund

Regional Development Australia NT has partnered with the Department of the Chief Minister to offer the Seeding New Investment Fund.

The aim of the Seeding New Invest Fund is to boost Northern Territory infrastructure projects from concept to completion by supporting the first critical stage of project planning – the development of a comprehensive business case and supporting professional documentation.

Interested organisations are invited to apply for funding of up to $50,000 to assist with the costs of developing a business case and or supporting documents. These documents will then be used to fulfill the requirements of public or private funding applications, with the ultimate objective to see more investment in regional community infrastructure and projects.

Further information, including grant guidelines and case studies of projects previously awarded funding through the Seeding New Investment Fund are available under the Key Documents section below.


Seeding New Investment Fund – Round Five

Applications Open: 13 May 2024

Applications Close: 12:00PM – 17 June 2024 (ACST)


Key Documents

RDA NT Seeding Fund Guidelines – Round 5

RDA NT Seeding Fund Application Form – Round 5

Seeding New Investment Fund Case Studies


Previous Grant Recipients 

Round One

Bird Watching Infrastructure – Victoria Daly Regional Council

Floating Piers – Bulungkunum Corporation

Art Centre Upgrade – Baniyala Garrangali Aboriginal Corporation

Stormwater Drainage Master Plan – Freds Pass Sport & Recreation Management Board Inc


Round Two

Rodna Cultural Tours – Rodna Cultural Tours

Hermannsburg Potters Expansion – Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation

Ranger Base Redevelopment – Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation


Round Three

Thamurrurr Kakadu Plum – Thamurrurr Development Corporation

Pine Creek Geotrail – AusIMM Darwin Branch

Top End Shelf-Stable Foods – Charles Darwin University


Round Four

West Arnhem Regional Council – Remote Community Recycling Hubs

Walangeri Ngumpinku Aboriginal Corporation – Walangeri Motel Expansion

Yuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation – Yuendumu Women’s Centre Development

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation – Maningrida Wild Foods Processing Facility