Skip to main content

Kleenheat Community Grants helping local people, groups and communities across the NT

Our grants program supports local groups and organisations doing great things in communities across the Northern Territory and regional WA.

Local people, local groups, local communities

Take a look at these eight Northern Territory-based organisations that have each received a $1000 Kleenheat Community Grant.

Who: Palmerston and Litchfield Seniors Association Inc.

Grant category: Connected Communities

What does it do?: Run entirely by volunteers, the Association aims to enhance the quality of seniors’ wellbeing with a series of events throughout the year. These include bingo, morning teas, movies, bus trips and lunches.

How the organisation spent its grant: The grant was used to host monthly movies for seniors at Event Cinemas at Palmerston.  Movies were subsidised by the Kleenheat grant.

Where is it based? Palmerston, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Palmerston and Litchfield Seniors Association Inc.

Who: Palmerston Men’s Shed

Grant category: Connected Communities

What does it do? Men and women participate in making boxes for a variety of birds, marsupials and chooks. The Shed’s equipment includes wood turning and milling to make a variety of wood crafts. The items are taken to the Fred’s Pass markets on most Saturdays and offered for sale.

How the organisation spent its grant: The grant allowed The Shed to purchase more timber to make a variety of items that will benefit children through to the elderly. These items included wooden toys, letter tidies, book ends and key rings.

Where is it based? Palmerston, NT

Learn more about ways you can connect with your local community.

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Palmerston Mens’ Shed.

Who: Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre

Grant category: Inspiring Bright Minds

What does it do? The Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre strongly believes in doing little things with a lot of love to create a lasting impact on future generations. It aims to create an impactful STEM project for preschoolers to provide a meaningful and inspirational learning journey.

How the organisation spent its grant:

The grant was used to build a gravity water play board for preschoolers. This activity creates learning opportunities for children to investigate gravity, angles and water flow. Part of the grant was also used to buy resources to build a small energy generator with dynamo which allow children to investigate and experience converting kinetic energy to electrical energy.

Where is it based? Harrison, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant NT recipient

Who: Milkwood Steiner School

Grant category: Inspiring Bright Minds

What does it do? Milkwood Steiner School is guided by the Rudolf Steiner education philosophy. In 2021, the school established a kitchen garden program. The community came together to transform the gardens over the school holidays.

How the organisation spent its grant: The grant allowed the community to plant an orchard of fruit trees at the school’s entrance. Produce grown in the orchard will provide healthy morning tea for students daily, and promote self-sufficiency, sustainability and healthy eating. The orchard will also provide a gathering space for the parent community.

Where is it based? Berrimah, NT

Learn more about ways to inspire bright minds.

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Milkwood Steiner School.

Who: Nightcliff Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Grant category: Health and Wellbeing

What does it do? The Club provides the opportunity for members aged from under 6’s – 70+ to play rugby league.

How the organisation plans to spend its grant: The grant provided the Club with much needed outdoor equipment to help with BBQs on home game days. This equipment included shade tents, tables, BBQs and hot urns.

Where is it based? Nightcliff, NT

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Nightcliff Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Who: Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club

Grant category: Health and Wellbeing

What does it do? Alice Springs Outback Anglers is a unique Club in Central Australia, located approximately 40 km from Booroloola.

How the organisation spent its grant: The Club has used its grant to make improvements to its Clubhouse. These improvements have included getting hot water plumbed into the kitchen, stainless-steel kitchen benches, painting of the shed and the purchase of more fridges and freezers.

Where is it based? Alice Springs, NT

Learn more about ways to keep your mind and body healthy.

Kleenheat Community Grant recipient

The Alice Springs Outback Anglers Club.

Who: The Historical Society of Katherine Inc. (Katherine Museum)

Grant category: A Healthy Planet

What does it do? The Historical Society of Katherine Inc has operated the Katherine Museum at its current location since 1985. Katherine Museum is an important ‘keeper of the records’ and an integral part of a network of regional museums and heritage sites across the Northern Territory. It records and displays the town’s history so tourists and local residents can understand and appreciate the people and events that shape Katherine. The Museum serves as a community hub and features an outdoor multi-purpose venue and community gardens.

How the organisation spent its grant: The Museum invested in the reticulation for water efficiency and the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Katherine Museum community gardens.

Where is it based? Katherine, NT

Katherine Community Gardens grants - historical society of Katherine

Katherine Community Gardens.

Who: NT Field and Game Association

Grant category: A Healthy Planet

What does it do? The NT Field and Game Association takes pride in its wildlife and environmental conservation work. This involves it spraying weeds and collecting litter on wetlands in the coastal floodplains around Darwin and at a number of NT Parks and Wildlife conservation reserves. It also publishes weekly litter reduction education pieces in the Sunday Territorian.

How the organisation spent its grant: The Assocation used its grant for weed control at Harrison Dam and Mickett Creek. The grant allowed the Association to invest in weed spraying equipment to make its local weed control programs more effective.

Where is it based? Howard Springs, NT

Learn about ways to keep our homes, communities and environment, healthy into the future.

NT Field and Game Association grants

The NT Field and Game Association weed control program.

Who: The Djari Project – a collaboration between Netanela Mizrahi and Guwanbal Gurruwiwi

Grant category: Cultural Diversity

What does it do? The Djari Ensemble features professional musicians from the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Arafura Music Collective and has ongoing collaborations with the Young Adelaide Voices, Katherine Regional Arts Choir and the Djari Project Youth Choir.

How the organisation spent its grant: In August 2021, The Djari Project developed a performance in Katherine Gorge with local Katherine singers. The $1000 grant was used to cover accommodation for the non-Katherine-based musicians and was integral to the success of the outreach project.

Where is it based? Jingili, Darwin, NT

The Djari Project

Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and Netanela Mizrahi collaborating to create The Djari Project.

Who: Northern Territory Karen Community Incorporated

Grant category: Cultural Diversity

What does it do? The NT Karen Community Inc. has given the Karen people confidence to be seen and heard in the wider community.

How the organisation spent its grant: The grant went towards an awareness program called “Hear us, See Us”, which celebrated Karen refugee resettlement in Darwin and raised awareness of the refugee experience. This event brought the Karen people together with the wider community to share Karen traditional food and enjoy traditional dances and performances.

Where are they based? Moulden, Palmerston, NT