Aboriginal projects fund

Our Aboriginal Projects Fund supports and promotes projects that enhance and celebrate our much loved and cherished Aboriginal Worimi culture. The fund encourages a myriad of projects that may include those in the arts, creative industries, events and education fields. This fund is overseen by our Aboriginal Strategic Committee and has been proudly running since 2002.

Key dates

  • Applications accepted year-round from 28 August 2023.
  • An applicant can apply for funding for more than one project throughout the year.
  • We advise that applications should be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the project commencing.
  • Assessments are made by the Aboriginal Strategic Committee, with their recommendation reported to Council for approval.

Funding available

A total of $35,000 is available, with up to $6,000 per application.

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

For more information or to apply online

Previous recipients:

Lorraine LilleyHealth and well being of local Aboriginal people
Seaham PreschoolConnecting to Culture
Gan Gan Family centreSupportive safe Space for Aboriginal Students
Midnight dreaming studioMidnight Dreaming Creative Showcase
Capital Chemist Raymond TerraceAboriginal Artwork at the front of the store
SCCCWayapa Program