Remote Aboriginal Governance Grants Up To $50,000 Have Been Awarded

Remote Aboriginal Governance Grants Up To $50,000 Have Been Awarded

Northern Territory Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Selena Uibo

Remote Aboriginal Governance Grants Awarded

Victor P Taffa

Grants of up to $50,000 have been awarded to 14 remote Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, as part of the Northern Territory Government’s Local Decision Making Agenda.

“Territory Government is restoring local decision making to remote communities.” Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Selena Uibo said.

“Strong Aboriginal governance is necessary to support local people to lead local solutions, so I am pleased to be able to offer this support for 14 Aboriginal-led organisations.”

Remote Aboriginal Governance and Capacity Building Grants help strengthen the capacity and capabilities of Aboriginal organisations to better support them in developing community-led initiatives and programs.

Aboriginal governance is the backbone of local decision making and critical to ensuring local people drive community-led solutions and service delivery at a community level.

Among the 14 successful applicants this year are the Yuendemu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation, the Ngukurr Arts Aboriginal Corporation and the Wuyagiba Bush Hub Aboriginal Corporation.

Remote Aboriginal Governance and Capacity Building Grant Program will provide assistance for applicants to:

  • Improve governance structures (including legal status and management of governance arrangements),
  • Build leadership, negotiation and governance / board member skills and expertise,
  • Improve operational rigour (including financial accountability, project management, HR and procurement expertise),
  • Support community organisations in transitioning to local providers.

In this round, 8 groups received grants of between $20,000-$50,000 and 6 groups received grants of less than $20,000. Total cost of this round is $448,577.