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Aboriginal projects fund

Our Aboriginal Projects Fund was initially established as a pilot grants program in 2002 on the recommendation of our Aboriginal Strategic Committee. Thanks to the success of the pilot, we have retained this valuable program.

Key dates

Applications are open year-round. Assessments are made by the Aboriginal Strategic Committee. An applicant can apply for funding for more than one project in a funding round throughout the year.

Funding available

A total of $35,000 is available, with up to $3,000 maximum per application and no minimum amount.

Who can apply?

  • not-for-profit community or cultural organisations
  • charities with a project in Port Stephens
  • schools and other recognised government agencies
  • organisations considered a social enterprise
  • A section 355(c) committee under the Local Government Act 1993, in partnership with an incorporated, not-for-profit community organisation
  • individual
  • sole trader

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Guidelines for full details about the grant.
  2. Give our team a call to discuss your project on 02 4988 0255 or email pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au
  3. Visit portstephens.smartygrants.com.au and complete the online application. Make sure to upload any supporting documentation including your Certificate of Incorporation, budget and any required quotes.

For more information or to apply online