Applications open - 2017 Round of NSWALC Community Fund Grants
16 February 2017
The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that applications from eligible LALCs are now being sought for the 2017 round of NSWALC Community Fund Grants.
The NSWALC Community Fund
The NSWALC Community Fund is financed through the Community Development Levy, which was introduced in the 2009 amendment to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 to redistribute wealth from LALCS with more valuable land holdings to those with less valuable land and development opportunities.
The NSWALC Community Fund Policy outlines what grants from the NSWALC Community Fund can be used for, how LALC eligibility is determined, and on what basis grant applications will be assessed.
Grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) are on offer for projects that seek to deliver community development outcomes under the following categories:
2017 Funding Round
The application period for the 2017 round of NSWALC Community Fund Grants will be open from 14 February 2017 until 5pm on Friday, 14 April 2017.
The total amount available to distribute in the 2017 round is $746,000 (ex GST).
How to apply
The first step for interested applicants is to confirm that their LALC is eligible to apply. The NSWALC Community Fund Policy stipulates that only less advantaged LALCs are eligible for grants, with 'less advantaged' defined as having net land assets (not including jointly managed National Parks or former missions and reserves) worth less than the Local Aboriginal Land Council network average.
NSWALC will advise all LALCs of their eligibility to apply.
Eligible applicants can access the application form and accompanying Application Guidelines on the NSWALC website: /nswalc-in-the-community/community-fund.aspx
The Application Guidelines contain important information about how LALCs can complete and submit an application for a NSWALC Community Fund Grant. It is essential that LALCs carefully read this document prior to starting work on their applications.
Completed application forms and supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017.
The 21 projects awarded funding in the 2016 grant round were:
The 13 projects awarded funding in the inaugural 2015 grant round were:
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the NSWALC Policy and Programs Unit on 02 9689 4444 or email email@example.com .