The Aboriginal Grants Program provides funding to eligible organisations to assist them in supporting the local Aboriginal community through projects and activities and that strive to achieve the following objectives:
The health of Aboriginal people
Improving physical and mental health and wellbeing by increasing opportunities for physical activity.
The safety of Aboriginal people
Relates to people’s perceptions of feeling safe within their community, or their knowledge of how to reduce personal injury and harm.
The participation and connection of Aboriginal people in the community
Improving people’s connections to their community, not only through geographic locations but can also relate to family networks, support networks, people with common or shared beliefs, values, friendships, interests and activities.
Increase in the knowledge and skills of Aboriginal people
Having the opportunity for life-long learning, as well as the knowledge and skills required to participate in education, employment and their community.
For further information including eligibility, criteria and program objectives, see the Aboriginal Grant Guidelines.
Funding for the 2016/17 financial year has now closed.