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Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program

The Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board. This program will support place-based Aboriginal economic participation and development, while providing further opportunities to advance Aboriginal self-determination.

The Grants Program will provide funding for up to 5 Aboriginal Economic Broker roles for a 12 month period. These roles will be based within Aboriginal organisations, corporations, Traditional Owner groups, and/or registered and incorporated not-for-profits.

Brokers will engage in place-based work on behalf of the Board to:

  • connect Aboriginal communities to emerging economic opportunities
  • identify barriers facing communities
  • provide advice on and create connections between education, employment, business development and procurement opportunities

The Brokers funded through the Grants Program will work within their organisations to support Aboriginal economic development in their community. They will also work closely with the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Broker to further the Board’s initiatives.

Key dates

Open date: 21 August 2018

Close date:  midnight 16 September 2018

How can the grants be spent?

Five individual grants are available. Each grant is to the value of $95,000, with up to $80,000 of this amount for salary expenses, to employ one or more Aboriginal Economic Broker/s. The remaining amount will be discretionary funding to be used to support economic development initiatives, over twelve months.

Brokers employed through this grants program must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Apply for the Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program

Who can apply?

Victorian Aboriginal owned organisations, corporations, Traditional Owner Groups, and other registered and incorporated not-for-profits are eligible to apply for these grants.

Program Guidelines

Before making an application for grant funding you should carefully read the Program Guidelines.

Program Guidelines for Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program Guidelines for Aboriginal Economic Broker GrantsPDF (144.87 KB) Program Guidelines for Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program Guidelines for Aboriginal Economic Broker GrantsDOC (125.79 KB)

How to apply

Please read the Program Guidelines and complete the online application prior to the closing date.

Apply for the Aboriginal Economic Broker Grants Program

Contact us

During business hours email VAEB.Secretariat@dpc.vic.gov.au or call Tim McCartney, Aboriginal Economic Broker, Aboriginal Affairs Policy on 9651 0096.