Collaborative grants: applications now open


Applications for collaborative grants for exploration drilling and geophysics in the Northern Territory (NT) are now open.

Resourcing the Territory initiative - the biggest investment by any Territory Government into programs to attract and support resources exploration in the Territory.

The program provides co-funding assistance of 50 percent of the program cost up to $125,000 for selected exploration diamond drilling programs and up to $100,000 for selected non-diamond drilling and geophysical acquisition projects.

This program aims to:

  • address gaps in the critical understanding of the geology of the NT
  • share greenfields exploration risk with industry
  • encourage projects that may open up new areas for exploration and ensure the data is made available to the wider exploration community.

The Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration project funding is for programs to be undertaken during 2020, and applications will close on 5 May 2020.

To apply for Round 13 visit

Guidelines and assessment criteria can be found at

The successful applicants will be announced in late May 2020.

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