The Australian Government’s investment through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round has increased to $1 billion, with 996 organisations to now receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia that will deliver improved outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is reforming Indigenous Affairs to get adults into work, children to school and make communities safer.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said Greens Senator, Rachel Siewert, is not telling the whole story in criticising the number of Indigenous organisations to be funded through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round.
A list of organisations recommended for funding under the Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant funding round has today been published on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website.
The Australian Government will invest more than $860 million under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy’s (IAS) grant funding round to deliver on its key priorities of getting children to school, adults into work and ensuring communities are safe.
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said today more time would be taken to assess funding applications received under the Government’s $4.8 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, announced the first grant round for funding under the $4.8 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy will open today, Monday 8 September 2014, for six weeks.
A major shake-up of Indigenous Affairs has been completed with more than $2 billion in Indigenous-specific funding and 1700 staff from across the Australian Government now consolidated in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.