The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.
In view of the limited resources available to the Foundation, priority for funding is being given to the following categories:
1. Seeding grants:
- to research the relevance and value of new projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists that may be ineligible for support from existing agencies
- to facilitate schemes or projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists which are of benefit to Aboriginal health, welfare or education which have potential for wider application.
2. One-off grants in support of:
- health and well being of artists and their families
- education through art projects which will benefit health and well being
- individuals and communities, with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists, to meet special needs
Level of Grants Provided
The Foundation will fund projects from $500 to a limit of $5,000. To enquire about other levels of funding please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, for legal reasons, the ABF may only pay grant money to organisations or companies endorsed as a "Deductible Gift Recipient" (a DGR).
For further information regarding DGRs, please visit:
Time Frame for Applicants
Grant applications are considered by the Board of the Foundation at each directors meeting. The Board currently meets approximately 6 - 8 times each year.
In extreme and special circumstances the Board may allocate funds outside these guidelines.
Applications for grants can be made using the ABF Grant Application Form.
Download the ABF Grant Application Form HERE:
ABF GRANT APPLICATION FORM (PDF)
ABF GRANT APPLICATION FORM (Word Format .docx)