Indigenous Development Fund enters second round

  • Published January 18, 2022

After an incredibly successful first round, the HSU Indigenous Development Fund is now entering its second year of awarding grants.

The Fund was initially established in 2020 to benefit projects undertaking work in the priority areas of:

  • Community development
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Sporting programs
  • Elder programs
  • Literacy programs
  • Health Initiatives
  • Education Initiatives

The Fund may award funding of between $2,000.00 and up to $10,000.00 for the implementation of a community-based project.

It is the HSU’s strong belief that a contemporary trade union should act socially, as well as industrially. Supporting groups that are performing this important work within Indigenous communities will help to contribute to health outcomes as well as elevating cultural cohesion and understanding.

We have had a fantastic response to last year’s round of grants, with strong interest and 12 very deserving recipients selected by the HSU’s Indigenous Development Committee. You can read about the grant recipients below:

Take a look at some of the projects supported by the HSU!

Jaanybarr Giirrwaawa - Men Gather Together

A support group for disadvantaged young Aboriginal men within the Nambucca Valley to create various opportunities to address current issues impacting on their daily life.

Taster Property – Wagga Wagga

The HSU’s support helped the organisation to employ 3 local artists, 2 of them local Aboriginal artists. The group had around 25 plus young people every afternoon, and most of them came
from our lowest socio demographic area. They also engaged 3 young people with a diagnosed disability.

The program enjoyed the participation of many Elders each week, which gave the young people an insight into Aboriginal Culture.