SUMMARY of GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR ABORIGINAL PURPOSES @ November 2005
WA Government grants Federal Government grants Private Foundations etc.
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GRANT NAME PURPOSE CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY $ CLOSE
WA GOVERNMENT GRANTS Top of page
Community Local community safety and crime prevention involving Incorporated not-for-profit Up to $5000 Any time
Partnership police and community working together. organisations, Aboriginal for 12mths or
Fund corporations, local less.
WA Gov – Office 37
of Crime Police involvement
Grants Directory of grants and assistance programs for
Directory communities and local governments in regional and
metropolitan Western Australia.
WA Gov –
Department of http://grantsdirectory.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/
Heritage Grants Must contribute to protection, management and/or Incorporated associations Up to $5000
Initiative promotion of indigenous heritage and culture and its only (or an agent) (total annual
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WA Gov – Local, community-based $100,000)
Department of projects
Indigenous Affairs www.dia.wa.gov.au/DIA/Funding/Heritage/default.aspx
Indigenous Small scale grants for innovative projects addressing For incorporated Up to $15,000 Any time
Community issues shown by Gordon Inquiry (vulnerable children, associations, local
Partnerships abuse, violence, community safety, economic activity, governments
Fund sustainable community)
WA Gov –
Indigenous Projects for preventing crime and violence and protection Incorporated not-for-profit Up to $20,000 Any time
Partnership of women and children in high-risk communities organisations; local
WA Gov (Office of 44
Indigenous Part of Regional Investment Fund – $75m over 4 years. Incorporated Aboriginal $10,000 to
Regional associations. $50,000
Development Encourage, promote and support sustainable communities Not recurrent funding,
Program in regional WA through projects that attract investment and capital works, infrastructure
increase jobs for communities. related feasibility studies,
WA Gov – concept plans, business
Department of plans etc.
and Regional www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/regionDev/financialAssist/RIF.asp
Lotterywest Arts, tourism, aquaculture projects etc. Employment Operating costs and one-off Max $5000 if Any time
Aboriginal opportunities; address poverty; economic development capital not
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Grants No retro-
Lotterywest General projects of community benefit eg. Healthy lifestyle, Not for projects normally Any time
Aboriginal elder mentoring, young people’s leadership government-funded. Can
Project Grants include vehicles.
Make Projects that recognise relationship between indigenous Small community based Up to $5000
Reconciliation people and others projects that actively
Happen engage with indigenous
WA Gov –
Department of www.dia.wa.gov.au/DIA/Funding/Reconciliation/default.asp Incorporated bodies
Indigenous Affairs x preferred; 12 months
(DIA) completion of project.
Office of Provides varied support through research, studies,
Aboriginal mentoring etc with everything from establishing businesses
Economic to growing and managing them, and identifying funding:
Development Enterprise Solutions, Business and Management
Expertise; Strategic Financial Investment.
WA Gov – OAED
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS Top of page
Grantslink Federal Government site for searching for community
Fed Gov http://www.grantslink.gov.au/grants_finder/browse_title.cfm
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Indigenous Support for operation of indigenous owned and controlled
Broadcasting community radio broadcasting, including Remote
Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS); develop
Fed Gov – programming; network development for education health,
Communications, housing services etc.
Technology and http://www.grantslink.gov.au/grants_finder/search_detail.cf
the Arts (DCITA) m?selected=40
Indigenous Existing Gov’t support initiatives eg. Job Network (finding
Employment employment), Indigenous Employment Program (wage
Programs assistance, CDEP), Indigenous Small Business Fund (skill
development for business) etc.
(Employment and www.workplace.gov.au/indigenous
Indigenous Preserve heritage value of places Organisations $100,000 March
Fed Gov (Dep’t
Indigenous Revival and maintenance of indigenous languages;
Language development of language teaching materials; recording
Maintenance languages etc.
Technology and guages/funding_guidelines/language_guidelines
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the Arts – DCITA)
Indigenous To address indigenous disadvantage: legal aid, advocacy
Legal & for family violence etc.
Indigenous Indigenous women’s leadership, representation, safety,
Women’s wellbeing and economic status
(Immigration and http://www.grantslink.gov.au/grants_finder/browse_title_det
Multicultural and ail.cfm?selected=45
Maintenance of Revival and maintenance of indigenous languages as living Must have an Australian
Indigenous systems Business Number (ABN)
Records (MILR) Program Funding
Program Agreement required;
Evaluation reports required
Fed Gov –
the Arts (DCITA)
PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS etc. Top of page
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Aboriginal and Community development projects: church youth groups, Usually one-off grants; Not $10,000 April,
Torres Strait recovery from community violence (eg. Redfern riots) etc. vehicles, buildings etc. July,
Fund (ATSIF) http://www.ncca.org.au/natsiec/atsidf?mysource_site_exten
BHP Billiton Fields of Interest: Community Benefit eg. Employment, For not-for-profit $50,000 to March,
Corporate Community Development, Education &Training; organisations. $100,000 August,
Community Environment, Conservation &Heritage. Target Groups Deductible Gift Recipient Novembe
Program (Vic) include people from disadvantaged backgrounds and (DGR) status required. r
Indigenous people Grant Exclusions: Capital
Works, Salaries, Vehicles,
http://bhpbilliton.com/bb/sustainableDevelopment/communi Building Works, individuals,
ty/supportGuidelines.jsp Travel, Deficit
Colonial Fields of Interest: Community Benefit eg. Culture, Income Tax Exempt Charity Annual Quarterly
Foundation Education & Training. Priorities include community health, (ITEC) Status Required. Disbursement:
Trust (Vic) including Aboriginal health; education and vocational Grant Exclusions: Travel, $7−8 m.
training. Target Groups include Indigenous people. Conferences, Areas
considered to be the direct
Community Support and enable individuals, communities and Income Tax Exempt Charity
Enterprise organisations who wish to create positive, lasting change (ITEC) Status Required.
Foundation and improved quality of life for all Australians. Deductible Gift Recipient
(Vic) Fields of Interest: Community Benefit − General, Culture, (DGR) Status Required.
Community Development, Education & Training, Literacy, Grant Exclusions: Salaries,
Arts & Culture, Environment, Conservation &Heritage, Vehicles, Travel, Political
Target Groups include Indigenous people and people in Organisations.
rural and remote communities.
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Ellen Violet Scholarship for an Australian Indigenous student applying Every
Brown Trust him or herself to full time tertiary educational courses in three
(Perpetual Western Australia. Target Groups: Indigenous people, years
Limited – NSW) www.perpetual.com.au
Jessie Street Fields of Interest: Peace & Security, Social Justice, Annual March
Trust (NSW) Women's rights, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disbursement:
rights, the elimination of all forms of discrimination, peace $3000
and disarmament. Target Groups: Indigenous people,
Private Women &Girls.
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Macquarie Fields of Interest include Community Benefit, Culture, Annual
Bank Addiction, Community Development, Education &Training, Disbursement:
Foundation Social Justice, Housing & Accommodation, Arts $4 to 5 million
(NSW) &Culture, Conservation & Heritage. Target Groups include in 2004
Indigenous people, people in rural and remote
Macquarie Fields of Interest: Social Welfare, Community Benefit, Deductible Gift Recipient Annual Applicatio
Bank Ltd Community Development, Education &Training, Social (DGR) Status is Required Disbursement ns
(NSW) Justice, Housing & Accommodation, Arts & Culture, $4.5 million in accepted
Environment, Conservation & Heritage, Law &Legal Issues. 2004 all year
Target Groups include Offenders & Ex-Offenders, Youth round.
&Young People, Indigenous people, people in rural and
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Myer Social justice: development of own priorities, culturally Charitable organisations
Foundation appropriate and effective solutions that are ATO tax exempt (or
Arts & humanities: training and development of indigenous partner is).
art. Not for building, capital,
Private http://www.myerfoundation.org.au/main.asp?PageId=132 equipment or profit
National Social Welfare, Community Benefit eg. Culture, Annual
Australia Bank Employment, Addiction, Community Development. disbursement:
(Vic) $4.5m pa
Poola The Poola Foundation's aim is to support positive and The Foundation does not Annual
Foundation practical projects in the fields of environment and social accept unsolicited Disbursement
(Vic) justice that lead to a more sustainable, just and peaceful applications but is happy to $2 million
world. Fields of Interest: Environment, Conservation & receive information about
Heritage. Target Groups: Indigenous people. organisations and their
firstname.lastname@example.org activities (would then be
Private click here for more information approached if appropriate
funding became available).
Rio Tinto To increase capacity and well-being of Aboriginal people in Grant Exclusions: Capital Annual Quarterly
Aboriginal Australia. Works, Salaries, Core Disbursement
Foundation Operating Costs, Vehicles, $1.4 million
(Melb) Fields of Interest Community Benefit − General, Culture, Building Works, Travel,
Employment, Medical Research, Community Development, Deficit Funding, Political
Education &Training, Literacy, Social Justice, Health Organisations,
&Well-being, Arts & Culture, Diabetes, child health. Target Conferences.
Groups: Indigenous people.
Sandhurst Inspire, support and enable individuals and communities Income Tax Exempt Charity
Trustees Ltd who wish to create positive, lasting change. (ITEC) Status Required.
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ATF Deductible Gift Recipient
Community Fields of Interest: Culture, Community Development, (DGR) Status Required.
Enterprise Education & Training, Arts & Culture, Environment,
Foundation Conservation &Heritage. Target Groups: Indigenous Grant Exclusions: Salaries,
(Vic) people, People Vehicles, Travel, Political
in rural and remote communities. Organisations.
Westpac Early intervention and education programs and projects Must be not-for-profit, 30th
Foundation that aim to address the causes of social problems in Income Tax Exempt Charity June
(NSW) disadvantaged communities (including indigenous), (ITEC)
particularly with a focus on literacy/numeracy and the Grant Exclusions: Capital
advancement of social and community welfare. Works, Core Operating
Costs, Building Works,
www.westpac.com.au/internet/publish.nsf/content/WIWCW Individuals, Deficit Funding,
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Address Level 2, 60 Leicester Street
Contact Name Ms Amanda Martin
Position Executive Officer
Phone (03) 9348 2122
Summary of Purpose The Poola Foundation's aim is to support positive and practical projects in the fields of environment and social justice that lead to a
more sustainable, just and peaceful world. We are proactive and strategic in issues of high priority.
Fields of Interest Environment, Conservation &Heritage,
Target Groups Indigenous people,
Geographic Scope Australia,
Grant Frequency Annually,
Annual Disbursement $2 million
Application Procedures The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications. However, our Board is happy to receive information about specific
organisations and their activities. Those organisations would then be approached if appropriate funding became available.
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THE JESSIE STREET TRUST
Address PO Box 428
New South Wales 2029
Contact Name Ms Margy Burn
Position Hon Secretary
Phone (02) 6262 1301
Fax (02) 6273 5081
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Summary of Purpose To commemorate Jessie Street and provide seed funding for activities she would have supported
Fields of Interest Peace & Security, Social Justice, Women's rights, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, the elimination of all forms of
discrimination, peace and disarmament
Target Groups Indigenous people, Women &Girls
Geographic Scope Australia,
Grant Frequency Annually,
Annual Disbursement $3,000
Final Lodgement Dates vary. Usually closes in March
Application Procedures Advertised in The Weekend Australian
Further Information Ms Margy Burn PO Box 428 Rozelle, NSW 2039
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