ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants Programs

The aim of these grant programs is to provide funding support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for leadership training for both formal and informal development opportunities for participants and to showcase the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT community through the development of innovative projects that contribute to sustainable communities by highlighting and promoting cultural diversity and social harmony.

Total funding available across all three grant programs (Scholarship, Cultural and Leadership) is $200,000 (GST exclusive).

New and Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisation Support Program

CLOSES: 16 May 2018 (5PM)

The ACT Government is committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to improve the wellbeing of our first peoples so that all Canberrans can participate fully in the life of our city.

The 2017-18 New and Emerging ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisation Support Program (NEO Support Program) is a key initiative supporting the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015-18 (the Agreement) Key Focus Areas of Employment and economic independence; Connecting the community; Cultural identity, Education and Leadership.

The Agreement sets out the commitment of the ACT Government, its service partners, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, and most importantly the community, to work together to recognise and respond to the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT.

2017-18 Guidelines [PDF 461KB] [Word 233KB]

Applications are through SmartyGrants.com

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation Grants (ACT)

CLOSED

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Grants (ACT)

CLOSED

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Grants (ACT)

CLOSED

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Grants (ACT)

CLOSED

Recipients

2016-2017

Scholarship grant recipients
Cultural grant recipients
Leadership grant recipients

Second Round

Scholarship grant recipients
Leadership grant recipients

2015-2016

Scholarship grant recipients [PDF 128KB] [Word 90KB]
Cultural grants recipients [PDF 91KB] [Word 72KB]
Leadership grants recipients [PDF 98KB] [Word 72KB]

2014-2015

Round 2 Scholarship grant recipients [PDF 128KB] [Word 58KB]
Round 1 Scholarship grant recipients
Leadership grant recipients