Indigenous Advancement Strategy

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy provides funding for organisations to help them undertake projects or activities which promote equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Australian organisations.


The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is aimed at improving the lives and outcomes for Indigenous Australians in 5 key areas:

  • jobs, land and economy
  • children and schooling
  • safety and wellbeing
  • culture and capability
  • remote Australia strategies.

The Government has committed $5.2 billion over 4 years to the IAS.

The IAS will direct grant funding towards national priorities as well as the needs of Indigenous communities and regions.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a legal entity with full legal capacity to enter into a project agreement with the Commonwealth
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST) if required
  • not be bankrupt or subject to insolvency proceedings.

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