Grant Programs

Our Role

We do not determine what Aboriginal People should do – we ask them what they want to achieve and be – we ask them how we can help.
Our role is to help you achieve your dreams. We provide a platform to help people access grants that support:
  • Education & Training
  • Representative Sports
  • Cultural heritage and wellbeing
  • Business development and research
through a sustainable and ethical distribution of funds to support these dreams.

Steps to the Grants Process

Application
Complete an application via the links on the specific application page.
Assessment
Trustees will assess your application, and we will notify you of the outcome.
Distribution
Approved applications will have funds distributed based on the application.
Acquittals
We would love to hear about the impacts the support has had on you or your community.

Start an Application

To start an application begin by selecting the program tab in the header above for the program area in which you want to apply. Please read the Grant Guidelines for the program to make sure your application meets the requirements. If you are not sure feel free to contact us.

Grant Programs

Community Benefits Program Frequency Maximum Grant Amount
Assistance with the funeral cost per deceased Beneficiary. Once off $5,000
Assistance with the tombstone cost per deceased Beneficiary. Once off $2,000
Projects that will deliver measurable social impact on Beneficiary communities’ cultural health and well-being, including Back to Country and NAIDOC events. One application up to maximum amount per calendar year $5,000
Individual representation in a sport or recreational event at regional, state or national level. Two applications up to maximum amount per participant per calendar year $3,000
Sporting team sponsorship at regional, state or national level. Two applications per team up to maximum amount for each application per calendar year $5,000
Education & Training Program Frequency Maximum Grant Amount
Primary/secondary education assistance. Multiple applications up to the maximum amount per student per calendar year $5,000
Vocational training, to assist people in improving the range of skills they can offer to potential employers and upskilling to assist with self-employment. One application up to maximum amount per calendar year $5,000
Tertiary education assistance. One application up to maximum amount per calendar year $5,000
Cultural materials and resources for use in schools and other educational institutions. One application up to maximum amount per calendar year $2,500
Business Development Program Frequency Maximum Grant Amount
Funding professional business advice or assisting with capital for a new start up or existing business. One application up to maximum amount per
calendar year
$5,000
Research Program Frequency Maximum Grant Amount
Assistance with preserving histories and languages from primary sources or documenting family histories. One application up to maximum amount per
calendar year
$5,000
To start an application, select the ‘Apply’ button above.

Application FAQs

  • A Wiri, Yuwiburra, and Barada Barna Peoples, resident anywhere in Australia.
  • Any member of the broader Birra Gubba Nation resident in the Agreement Area.
All applications are through Smarty Grants, which can be accessed from the link on the respective Grant Program website page.
All applications are assessed against the Grant Guidelines and Information document found on the website.
When you submit your applications it can take 3-6 weeks for the assessment process to be finalised.
Applicants should contact Centrelink on 13 28 50 for advice.