Aboriginal Workforce Grants

Applications are now open for grants to support more Aboriginal Territorians entering employment and developing careers within the workplace.

The Aboriginal Workforce Grants assist businesses, not-for-profits and other incorporated organisations to undertake projects that will support their Aboriginal workforce.

To date, Aboriginal Workforce Grants and partnership projects have supported 22 businesses across the Northern Territory to deliver 26 employment projects. From the projects that have been completed 156 Aboriginal Territorians have entered into a new job or have advanced their careers.

Grants of up to $80,000 are now available for projects that result in sustainable jobs or career advancement for Aboriginal people.

Projects can include elements such as establishing services, practices and systems; purchase of expertise such as a consultant, on-the-job skills development, mentoring, and preparing people for jobs or for apprenticeships.

Applicants must be direct employers of Aboriginal Territorians at the time of application or will be directly employing Aboriginal Territorians by project’s end. Projects may also be collaborations between organisations.

All applications will be assessed and ranked on a competitive basis by a panel.

Applications close 12 noon on Monday 21 January 2019.

For more information go to the Northern Territory Government website.

Aboriginal women working in a kitchen