Who to contact?
The Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) invites suitably qualified organisations to submit an application for grant funding under the Aboriginals Benefit Account.
ABA grant funding supports initiatives that benefit Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory. In assessing applications, higher ratings will be given to proposals that support the funding priorities identified by the ABA Advisory Committee
How to Apply?
The following documents are available to assist applicants:
- Part A: ICAD Program Guidelines
- Part B: ICAD Information for Applicants
- Part C: ABA Section 64(4) Application Information
- Terms and Conditions – Standard Funding Agreement
- Application Form for Small Projects
- Expression of Interest Form for Large Projects
Changes have been made to the process for applying for ABA grant funding. It is important that applicants read Part C: ABA Section 64(4) Funding Application Information.
What are the main changes for 2012-13?
For 2012-13 there will be four categories under which you can apply for ABA grant funding. These are:
- Supporting Enterprises
- Supporting Community
- Supporting Land, Sea and Waters Management and Use
- Supporting Culture, Language and Leadership
There will also be two streams of funding available in each category, Small Projects and Large Projects.
Funding for Small Projects (amount applied for up to $250,000) is similar to previous processes and will involve an open competitive selection process with applicants required to briefly address four assessment criteria.
There will be two Small Project funding rounds a year. For 2012-13 these will be open from 1 August to 31 August 2012 and 14 January to 8 February 2013.
Funding for Large Projects (amount applied for over $250,000) will involve a two stage process. Stage one will be an open and competitive Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Stage two will be a competitive application process for successful EOIs whereby those EOIs selected will be invited to submit a full application, which will then be subject to a competitive process.
There will be one Large Project funding round a year. For 2012-13, stage one will be open from 1 August to 31 August 2012. Stage two will be by invitation only and is likely to commence around mid-January 2013.
Closing Date and Time?
Applications close on the last day of the application period at 4:30pm CST. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.
Application and Expression of Interest Forms can be completed and submitted electronically to email@example.com or posted to:
FaHCSIA Northern Territory State Office
GPO Box 9820
DARWIN NT 0801