Community Grant Recipients Announced

Numbulwar Artists getting ready to be filmed on Country

Roper Gulf Regional Council is delighted to announce the 8 organisations from across the region to receive a grant in Round 1 of the 2022/23 program.

Our Community Grants Program aims to encourage and support community initiatives that respond to local needs and enhance community wellbeing, culture and/or quality of life. 

Applicants can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 each, with this round of grants totalling $42,600.

Mayor Tony Jack said, “We are extremely proud to be able to support initiatives that deliver a range of social and economic benefits to communities across the Roper Gulf region”.

“We are also proud of the ongoing partnerships we have created with local community groups, organisations and clubs and the opportunities to provide support to these groups through the program”.   

Numbulwar Numburindi Arts is one of the organisations which Council has been able to support through the Community Grants Program, where funding was provided to develop their Connections on Country videography project.

Executive Officer Ella Doonan said, “Roper Gulf's Community Grants program enabled Numbulwar Numburindi Arts to forge vital connections with the next generation of creatives in Numbulwar”

“Through an engaging videography workshop, a group of young people from Numbulwar gained valuable new skills for future education, employment and life, while building on relationships with the wider community.”

“Community Grants are a great way to bring to fruition projects that nurture and strengthen our vibrant region.”

The successful applicants from Round 1 of the 2022/23 program are:



Project details

Grant amount (GST exclusive)

Borroloola Old Police Station Museum National Trust of Australia (NT)


Purchase of lawnmower.


Borroloola School

Purchase ICT equipment to assist and improve the students’ ICT skills.



Borroloola School

Purchase of sports equipment.



Jilkminggan School Families as First Teachers (FAFT)

Families attending Jilkminggan FAFT will travel to Darwin for 3 nights for a mini camp.



Mataranka Fishing sporting and Recreation


Host a two day fishing competition.


Mataranka School Families as First Teachers (FAFT)

Families attending Mataranka FAFT will travel to Darwin for 3 nights for a mini camp.



Numbulwar Numburindi Arts

For expenses to attend a special exhibition opportunity at Godinymayin Yijard.



Urapunga School

Library rejuvenation/refurbishment.



WANTA Aboriginal Corporation

To support training and build employment pathways for the students of Ngukurr.






Congratulations to all successful applicants.

More information about the Community Grants Program including eligibility and guidelines, acquittal forms and the list of previous recipients can be found by visiting our website.

Dates for Round 2 of the 2022/23 program will be announced soon. 


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Media Contact:

Bethany O’SULLIVAN | Communications Coordinator | (08) 8972 9024 

Image credit: Numbulwar Numburindi Arts.

Image description: Numbulwar Artists getting ready to be filmed as part of the Connections on Country project.