Grants of up to $50,000 have been awarded to 14 remote Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, as part of the Territory Government’s Local Decision Making Agenda.
The 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 in 2019 are the Yuendemu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation, the Ngukurr Arts Aboriginal Corporation and the Wuyagiba Bush Hub Aboriginal Corporation.
The 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, eight groups received grants of between $20,000 and $50,000 and six groups received grants of less than $20,000.
The total cost of this round is $448,577.
Source: NT Government