Community Support Applications

Community Support Applications may be submitted to Nightcliff Community Bank for sponsorships to Darwin community groups, charities, projects or other worthwhile local causes.

Nightcliff Bank BranchNightcliff Bank Branch

Nightcliff Community Bank
40 Progress Drive
Ph 8948 4485

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Friday 9:30am to 5pm


The Nightcliff Community Bank sponsors organisations and activities that support our local community, building community strength and capacity.

Since opening in September 2008, Nightcliff Community Bank has provided $750,000.00 to support various local organizations.


The program provides financial assistance to:

  • Carry out projects that benefit our local community
  • Encourage community participation in activities that build a sense of community
  • Organisations and activities targeting environmental sustainability, youth and community programs, and health and wellbeing in the first instance, but organisations and activities addressing other areas of community need will also be considered where need is demonstrated.

Application Process

Applicants must provide information on their organisation and the proposed activities, and must show how the funding will benefit the local community. There will always be more worthwhile causes than there is funds available so applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the branch manager before submitting a formal application.

All eligible applications will be assessed by the Marketing and Sponsorship Committee, using a standard evaluation tool. The committee’s recommendations will be referred to the Nightcliff Community Enterprise Ltd Board for approval.

Applications must be submitted online.

Three different application forms are available to provide appropriate documentation for funding requests:

  • Small sponsorships or donations of less than $1000

Sometimes the passion and enthusiasm of volunteers can be much more effective with the help of a small amount of funding. If this is your situation, fill out a simple online application here.

  • Partnership Grants  ($1001 to $10,000)

Most funding falls into this category, helping community organisations, schools and clubs continue or expand their services while providing exposure and growth opportunities for the Nightcliff Community Bank.

As the bank grows the opportunity to return more to the community increases and effective partnerships are an important part of this cycle.
Get started with this online funding and growth proposal.

  • Large Community Projects

 Here we are looking at projects which may take some planning to develop and secure funding may be required to get anything off the ground. Probably other funding sources and government will be involved as well, requiring documentation to ensure all legal requirements are met.

Please use this form to introduce your project concept to the NEC Board of Directors.


Application Guidelines

Operating in, and on behalf of, the Darwin community

Funding Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with Nightcliff Community Bank Branch that details the commitments of both parties.


Successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the event or activity to the branch to assist in the evaluation of the sponsorship.

Assessment criteria (1)

  • Evidence that the project is in line with recognised community priorities & will improve community well being
  • The capacity to attract funds from other sources (leverage)
  • Capacity of the organisation to administer the activity or event and associated sponsorship
  • Potential for Nightcliff Community Bank Branch business development
  • Project viability in terms of support from relevant authorities or related groups

Submission of Applications

To request further information you can contact:

Jeff Watson,
Branch Manager, Nightcliff Community Bank Branch
Phone 08 8948 4485
or email

(1) Assessment criteria are provided as a general guide only and are not presented in order of priority

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