Aboriginals Benefit Account Grants Open for 2018

Aboriginals Benefit Account Grants Open for 2018

Indigenous Affairs Land ABA Aboriginals Benefit Account
Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) grants funding is open from 27 February to 27 March 2018. ABA funding rounds are generally run twice a year in February and August for projects that support Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Up to $30 million per financial year of the ABA is set aside to fund one-off projects.

Applications from Aboriginal controlled organisations based in the NT will be looked upon favourably.

Examples of the types of projects that are funded include:

  • Projects that demonstrate they are not the responsibility of other sources of government funding.
  • Projects that are committed to 100 per cent Indigenous employment.
  • Business applications that Indigenous Business Australia has assessed to be viable.

Once a funding round closes, the Department undertakes the assessment of applications and provides the assessment to the ABA Advisory Committee (ABAAC) for their consideration.

ABAAC are a committee consisting of Aboriginal members nominated by each land council from across the NT. The advice of ABAAC is critical in the final decision on funding by Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion.

For further details on the Aboriginal Benefits Account and how to apply for a grant, please visit Aboriginal Benefit Account Grants.

The Aboriginals Benefits Account (ABA) is a fund of monies received from the Commonwealth based on the value of royalties generated from mining on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.