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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collaboration Fund 2023-24

This is a preview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund 202324 - application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.
 

Introduction and instructions

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Introduction

Welcome to the City of Sydney’s online grant application service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund, powered by SmartyGrants.

This program supports a strong and sustainable local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector to deliver projects that meet the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area. Funding supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through projects, programs and activities. Funding is available up to $50,000.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund is only available to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, groups and organisations. Our funding will prioritise projects that deliver positive outcomes and meet the needs and aspirations of local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities.

All applicants will need to demonstrate that you have support for your project from local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, groups and organisations located within the City of Sydney local government area. Please provide letters of support with your application.

Applications will be assessed against:

  • evidence of the need for the project and proposed outcomes and relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • capacity and experience of the applicant to deliver the project
  • demonstrated connection to and benefit for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • how the project will deliver against the funding priorities

We do not accept duplicate applications for the same activity. Applications that are submitted to more than one program at the same time will only be considered in one program.

Please read the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund webpage and Grants and sponsorship program guidelines for further information.

Please note that the supporting documents, budget requirements and venue requests are listed towards the end of the application form so please familiarise yourself before beginning.

Who can apply

To be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund, an applicant must operate within the City of Sydney’s local government area and be able to demonstrate significant benefits for the area’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, workers and/or visitors.

As part of this application, all applicants will be required to provide proof of Aboriginality:

  • Individuals and sole traders must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live
  • Groups must consist of majority Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members
  • Organisations must have a governing body that is majority Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • If you are working with an auspice, the auspice does not have to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owned or led organisation.

These individuals and organisations can apply:

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • For-profit organisations
  • Sole traders
  • Individuals or unincorporated community groups auspiced by a not-for-profit or for-profit organisation. 

If you work with an auspicing organisation, we encourage you to choose one that is relevant to the sector and that can support the development of the proposal. 

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Hiring City spaces

In addition to cash, you can apply for a fee waiver to hire a City indoor space. The City can provide a fee waiver based on the fee quote uploaded to your application.

Outdoor venues and libraries are not available for value-in-kind requests. For outdoor events we recommend contacting openspacebookings@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au to learn if an outdoor space is available and suitable for your event.

Need help?

If you need more help using this form, please read the Help Guide for Applicants and Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

If you have questions, including which program to apply in, please review the guidelines or contact Cathy Brown/Alana Goodwin from the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or communitygrants@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.