The Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust was established by agreement between BHP Billiton and the Barngarla, Kokatha and Kuyani Aboriginal Groups.
The Trust Advisory Council has identified Culture – ‘Return to Country for Families ‘as a priority for 2015 allocations from the Trust and is now open to receive applications from‘family groups’ (up to $3000) that address the following:
- To promote, protect and maintain traditional culture
- To provide cultural and heritage benefits
This funding round is specific to the 2015 calendar year only and there will be no payment for previous year’s expenses and no upfront cash payments. Only one application per family group. Final allocations will be dependent upon the number of
applications received and the amount of funding available.
There is no guarantee of funding for this purpose in 2016 and beyond.
Funds provided under the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust will be distributed in a fair way and cannot replace any existing benefit or service provider responsibilities to Aboriginal People.
So, if you are:
- a Barngarla, Kokatha or Kuyani person (as described in the Trust Deed of the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust)
- a person of Aboriginal descent living in the defined region of northern South Australia (as described in the Trust Deed of the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust)
then you are eligible to apply for the Olympic Dam Aboriginal Community Trust funding round ‘Culture – Return to Country for Families’.
Applications open 8th June, 2015 and close at 5pm on 26th June, 2015
Late or incomplete applications along with applications that do not fit the criteria will not be considered.