This program aims to provide grants to proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NIAA may provide grant funding at any time in response to a request from a community, individual or organisation for support to respond to an emerging community need or opportunity. Indigenous Australians, communities, and stakeholders are encouraged to work together to identify particular needs and identify strategies to address these needs.
The first step for potential applicants is to contact the local NIAA Regional Network Office to organise a time to discuss the proposal. Applicants must also submit an initial proposal form that outlines the proposed activity.
The Department will provide feedback on the proposal including whether the project addresses a priority area of need for the community or region and the IAS. This gives potential applicants the opportunity to receive feedback before deciding whether to submit an application for funding.