City of Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collaboration Fund

Date/Deadline: 31 Dec, 2022

Supports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led projects that build stronger communities.

This funding program supports a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled sector to deliver projects that meet the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area.

Funding supports increased self-determination and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through projects that connect people with community, country and culture.

Funding available

Cash funding up to $50,000 is available, for projects to be delivered within 12 months.

Value-in-kind in the form of venue hire fee waiver is also available.

Applicants can apply for up to $5,000 worth of capital expenditure or equipment purchase.

Applicants can include the cost of necessary insurances in their application.

Eligible for funding

To be eligible an applicant must operate within the City of Sydney’s local government area and be able to demonstrate significant benefits for the area’s residents, workers and/or visitors:

• Individuals and sole traders must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live
• Groups must consist of majority Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members
• Organisations must have a governing body that is majority Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

These individuals and organisations can apply:

• Not-for-profit organisations
• For-profit organisations
• Sole traders
• Individuals or unincorporated community groups auspiced by a not-for-profit or for-profit organisation.

If you work with an auspicing organisation, they encourage you to choose one that is relevant to the sector and that can support the development of the proposal.

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