The HSU Indigenous Development Fund

Artwork by Jo-Anne Hall - Dunghutti country

On this page:

  • About the fund
  • Key dates
  • How to apply

The Health Services Union (HSU) NSW/ACT/QLD is committed to supporting the work being done
by our local Indigenous Community Groups and Organisations to enhance the health and wellbeing
of their communities.

The HSU NSW/ACT/QLD established the HSU Indigenous Development Fund to contribute to
the education of Indigenous peoples, assist with the provisions of health services in Indigenous
Communities, and further any other program that benefits Indigenous communities. It is our view that a modern trade union must act socially, not just industrially. We are proud to support our
communities and members through initiatives such as this.

The HSU NSW/ACT/QLD Indigenous Development Fund may grant funding between $2,000.00 and up to $10,000.00 for the implementation of a community-based project. Projects should be completed between February 2022 and June 30, 2022. Applications are invited from community-based organisations working with Indigenous communities in the ACT, NSW and QLD.

The Development Fund may enable projects to develop new and innovative ways to engage and
work with communities in the following priority areas:

  • Community development
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Sporting programs
  • Elder programs
  • Literacy programs
  • Health Initiatives
  • Education Initiatives
Application process - Key dates
Applications open 1 November 2021
Applications close 10 December 2021
Applications assessed by Committee
Follow up questions (if required)
31 January 2022
Successful applicants contacted Early February 2022
Successful applicants announced by HSU February 2022
Successful projects or programs completion date 1 July 2022

An Assessment Committee will short-list applications against the following criteria:

  • Importance of the project to the community.
  • Innovation of the approach in engaging Indigenous communities.
  • Appropriateness of strategies to achieve the expected outcomes.
  • Applicability and benefit of the project across the community.
  • Adequacy of the budget to support tasks.
  • Appropriateness of strategies to following Australian Government Department of
    Health advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To submit an application, please complete the form below. If you need more information, please email indigenousdevelopmentfund@hsu.asn.au.

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