The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal organisations by helping fund new building projects, repair works or maintenance.
Aboriginal groups are invited to apply for the third round of the $14.6 million Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program, delivering the facilities and equipment they need to support their communities.
Groups can apply under three different categories for grants of up to $1.5 million, for projects ranging from small electrical or plumbing repairs, to the construction of additional buildings or carparks.
Up to $50,000 is available for organisations that want to conduct a feasibility study investigating areas for infrastructure growth. One group successfully received a grant to assess the feasibility of running a boarding house program out of an existing facility.
Boosting Aboriginal community infrastructure is a vital part of self-determination and improving social and economic development for Aboriginal Victorians.
In the two previous rounds, $8.7 million has been invested for 39 Aboriginal groups across the state.
Applications for round three are now open and will close at 2pm, Monday, 9 September. More information is available at go.vic.gov.au/acip19.
Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs James Merlino
“We want to strengthen Aboriginal organisations so they have the facilities and services they need to support their communities – this is vital work.”
“I encourage Aboriginal groups to consider what might make their work easier, or how they might expand their services – and apply for funding.”