Funding under the IAS

Current grant opportunities under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy

To apply for any of these grant opportunities, please refer to GrantConnect.  

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is the way the Australian Government funds and delivers a range of programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government allocated $5.1 billion to the IAS, over four years to 2021-22, for grant funding processes and administered procurement activities that address the objectives of the IAS.

Under the IAS, grant opportunities are available under the following five programs:  

  • 2.1 Jobs, Land and Economy
  • 2.2 Children and Schooling
  • 2.3 Safety and Wellbeing
  • 2.4 Culture and Capability
  • 2.5 Remote Australia Strategies

A description of the programs, including details of the outcomes sought and the types of activities that can be funded is at Annexure 1 of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines.

Under the IAS, there are three ways that proposals can be considered for grant funding:

  1. The Department invites applications
  2. The Department directly approaches an organisation
  3. The Department responds to community led proposals

Further information on these opportunities is available in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines.

Managing your grant under the IAS

For information about managing an IAS grant with the Department, including the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines, incorporation requirements, funding agreement, and completing a performance report refer to our grants management page.

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