Local Investments Funding Grant Opportunity

Grant Name
Local Investments Funding Grant Opportunity
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Australian Government
Country or Region
Research Field
Indigenous Communities
Grant Size
Contact Info
Your Local NIAA Regional Office LocalInvestments@niaa.gov.au

To be eligible to apply for grant funding under the Local Investments Funding grant opportunity you must:

  • be invited by the NIAA to apply for funding to address an identified need under the Local Investments Funding grant opportunity;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) (exemptions may apply in special cases);
  • where relevant, be registered for the purposes of GST;
  • if an individual, be a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution;
  • be one of the eligibility entity types identified in the Local Investments Funding Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlines in the Local Investments Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Number

The Local Investments Funding Grant Opportunity enables strategic and rapid response to address local issues to benefit First Nations people and facilitate improved community and government engagement. The objective of a Local Investments Funding grant is to deliver outcomes, aligned to community needs government priorities and Closing the Gap targets by providing funding of no more than $100,000 (GST exclusive) for:

  • generally small scale, short-term, one-off proposals to address immediate local need and which have community support;
  • a variety of activities, ranging from small scale infrastruture and cultural activities, through to a co-contribution to larger projects; and
  • activities that leverage other government funding and may include co-contributions for larger projects with other governments, local councils or organisations.

To be eligible, applicants just be invisted by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) to apply for funding.

Funding resources

Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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