Corporate Giving

Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day 2010Corporate Giving Committee

The team at Northern Territory Airports are regular and enthusiastic supporters of charity and not-for-profit groups in the Territory.

The Corporate Giving Committee (CGC), comprised of volunteer staff members from our three airports, was setup to distribute funds dedicated to supporting the disadvantaged in our community. These funds are provided to the Committee by Northern Territory Airports and topped up through fundraising initiatives.

One of the most prominent fundraisers is the Annual Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day which is held every year in August. Airport staff and stakeholders dress up in silly costumes, play a bit of golf and raise money for great causes.

Applying for funds from the Corporate Giving Committee

The committee offers cash grants of up to $2,500 in support of projects that benefit our community. We welcome applications from groups and individuals working in a variety of areas:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • Disadvantaged

We assess applications on a monthly basis using our sponsorship criteria.

  1. Local: the sponsorship must benefit Territorians, preferably in the Top End.
  2. Tangible: our sponsorship must be used for a specific project, product or sponsorship package. We need to be able to see where the money is being spent, and its benefits to the community.
  3. Not reliant on our continuing support: in order to ensure the CGC is able to support a wide range of community projects, we ask that beneficiaries demonstrate that their work is able to continue without ongoing donations.

If you wish to apply for funds through the Corporate Giving Committee, download the application form and return to

Corporate Giving in Action 

Below are some of the Committee’s recent beneficiaries.

RSPCA Pet Enrichment Area

DIA donated funds to the RSPCA to help upgrade their Pet Enrichment Area. The funds were used towards the installation of new and upgraded fencing and new shade cloth.

Staff and volunteers will now be able to conduct one on one sessions involving training and exercise for the animals in their care.

CGC members attended the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony and as soon as the gates opened the furry friends in attendance ran around the whole area in absolute joy!

RSPCA Pet Enrichment Area


Casuarina Storm Swimming Club

The funds donated by DIA allowed the youth swimmers from Casuarina Storm Swimming club to travel to South Australia for the State Age Championships.

Casuarina Storm Swimming Club has now been awarded with the following titles:
2014 NT Open and Age Champion
9 & Under McDonalds Champion Swimming Club

9 year old age group champion relay team pictured.

9 year old age group champion relay team Casuarina Storm Swimming Club


Corrugated Iron Youth Arts

Young performers from Corrugated Iron were sent to the Catapult Youth Circus Festival in Bathurst with assistance from DIA.

This workshop enabled them to try new skills, demonstrate leadership skills and teach their peers some of their own developed techniques. They particularly enjoyed being able to rub shoulders with circus royalty CIRCA!
When the group got back to Darwin they appeared at the Seabreeze Festival where they ran workshops and performed throughout the day.

Corrugated Iron Youth Arts 1Corrugated Iron Youth Arts2


Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory Inc (DSANT)

DIA supported the implementation of Project 21 – a new approach to education, work and social skills development for young people who have Down Syndrome. The funds provided helped to support Social 21, an integral part of Project 21. Social 21 allows students gather in the evenings to hang out together, develop relationships, learn about growing with a disability, cook snacks, play music and enjoy computer activities.

DIA helped to furnish the kitchen with quality white goods and technology based items.

Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory Inc


Knockabout Chefs received $2,000 towards the catering for the Tracks Dance Company’s event, Eight to Eighty.The ‘Knockabout Chefs Dare to Dream’ project, run out of St Vincent de Paul’s kitchen in Coconut Grove in collaboration with Charles Darwin University, delivers flexible kitchen training and mentoring support to around 30 long-term unemployed and homeless people. The aim of the project is to provide meaningful employment opportunities t