About the program

Applications are open, apply now for the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program

The Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program is a new and important investment by the Victorian Government to provide Aboriginal organisations with support to undertake upgrades and improvements to existing facilities.

Improving Aboriginal community infrastructure is fundamental to the pursuit of self- determination and social and economic development for Aboriginal Victorians.

This program will improve delivery of services to communities, build economic prosperity, and improve cultural connectedness.

$14.6 million over four years will be allocated to the Program, with grants for Aboriginal organisations to provide community infrastructure which meets the needs of Aboriginal communities.

Funding is available in three streams:

  • Repairs and Minor Works
  • Feasibility Studies/Business Cases
  • Capital Works and Upgrades.

The Program forms part of the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Fund, a significant investment from the Victorian Government of $21.7 million to support self-determination and the economic capacity and sustainability of Aboriginal organisations.

Who can apply for funding

Incorporated Aboriginal organisations registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission are eligible to apply for funding.

Only one application can be submitted per organisation. Auspice organisations, including local councils, are eligible to apply for funding on behalf of Aboriginal organisations.

How to apply

Application to the 2018 funding round are now open.

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal at <insert link here>.

No hard copy applications will be accepted.

2018 Program guidelines

Before making an application for grant funding applicants should carefully read the program guidelines.

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What kinds of projects will be funded

Repairs and Minor Works (Up to $50,000 plus GST)
Projects eligible for minor works include essential repairs and improvements that bring
facilities up to standard or improve safety, cosmetic works, works to improve the
environmental performance of the building, or works to improve accessibility to the facility.

Feasibility Studies/Business Cases (Up to $50,000 plus GST)
Projects eligible for feasibility study/business cases include Aboriginal organisations that are
looking to expand or construct facilities that enhance or extend culturally specific services
and facilities.

Capital Works and Upgrades ($50,000 -  $1,500,000 plus GST)
Projects eligible for capital works include structural works to improve a facility’s
accessibility and use.

More information

During business hours, contact Grants Information Line 1300 366 356.