NTIS Officiating Development Program

NTIS Officiating Development Program

Grants - Open grants, NT Grants


This program aims to strengthen the capability and capacity of sport organisations to assess, coach, mentor, and educate other NT officials, increase the number of Territorians officiating at the highest levels in sport and improve the knowledge, skills and experience of accredited sport officials participating in the Northern Territory (NT).

There are two funding categories available:
– Accreditation courses and competitions
– Officiating coaches/educators

Grants in either or both programs are available to a maximum of $4,000 each (maximum of $8,000).

The 2019-20 funding round dates are:
– Round 1: Opened 2 September and closed 30 September 2019
– Round 2: Opened 28 January and closes 25 February 2020

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include NT Peak Sporting Bodies (PSB) that must:
– Be currently registered as an incorporated body with the NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation or hold another comparable legal status.
– Operate as a not-for-profit organisation.
– Be compliant with Licencing NT, or other relevant authority.
– Have a current public liability insurance (minimum $10 million).

Eligible Activities

Eligible costs include those associated with:
1. Accreditation courses and competitions
– Delivering an intermediate or higher officiating training course including the travel of an intra-Territory or interstate presenter.
– Attending an intermediate or higher officiating training course intra-Territory, interstate or overseas.
– Officials officiating:
a) At an event as part of higher level accreditation requirements.
b) At an international selection event not fully funded by the PSB or National Sporting Organisation (NSO) that assists in being selected for a higher level competition.
c) At a State, national (including School Sport Australia) or international event (not fully funded by the PSB or NSO) that assists in maintaining accreditation.
d) At a State, national or international competition on the officiating pathway.

2. Officiating coaches/educators
– Delivering an officiating coaching accreditation/training course including the travel of an intra-Territory or interstate presenter.
– Attending an officiating coaching accreditation/training course intra-Territory or interstate.
– Professional development of coach officials attending an intra-Territory or national competition to provide officiating coaching under supervision of a mentor/coach.

Costs can include airfare, accommodation and presenter fees only.


The following are ineligible for funding:
– Clubs, associations, regional Councils, organisations that do not meet the department’s definition of a NT Peak Sporting Body.
– Individuals.
– Parents and citizens/parents and friends associations.
– State and Federal government departments.
– For-profit groups/commercial organisations.
– Tertiary education institutions, school Councils, student groups.
– Organisations that are not based in the NT.
– Organisations with outstanding government grant acquittals.

Click here for more information about the grant: https://dtsc.nt.gov.au/sport-and-recreation/northern-territory-institute-of-sport/officiating