Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Active Canberra supports the sport and recreation sector and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to participate in physical activity.

2016 Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP) Open for Applications

The 2016 IPFP, administered by Active Canberra is open for applications and will close at 11:00 am on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

The primary objective of the IPFP is to increase participation opportunities is sport and recreation for the identified target populations:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 
  • Culturally and linguistically Diverse (CALD) People 
  • Older Adults
  • People with a Disability

Organisations can apply for up to $15,000.00 (GST exclusive), for the 2016/17 financial year.

For more information on the 2016 IPFP, including Funding Guidelines and how to apply, refer to the Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP) web page.

2015-16 Indigenous Sports Grants Program (ISGP) Open for Applications

The 2015-16 ISGP is open for applications and will close on 4 May 2016 (or once funding is exhausted).

Through the 2015-16 ISGP eligible individuals can apply for up to $200 towards their registration or membership in: 

  • an organised sport or active recreation competition or program of at least 6 weeks in duration; 
  • an education and training opportunity that relates directly to organised sport or active recreation; or
  • a representative sport or active recreation opportunity.

Funding for the ISGP is provided to the ACT Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (DPM&C) Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

For more information on the ISGP, including Fast Fact Sheets, Funding Guidelines and how to apply, please visit SRS' Indigenous Sports Grants Program (ISGP) web page.

Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP)

The ACT Government's ISPP, administered by Active Canberra, is a funding program for eligible organisations seeking financial support for sport or active recreation programs that target Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The primary objective of the ISPP is to increase participation opportunities in sport or active recreation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and to build capacity within the community. The ISPP has an emphasis on structured, frequent level of participation that supports positive health and wellbeing outcomes.

Funding for the ISPP has been provided to the ACT Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (DPM&C) Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

For more information on the ISPP please visit SRS' Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP) web page.

External Programs

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program 

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is an initiative that is jointly managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

EITAAP provides assistance to Indigenous sportspeople who are involved in official national championships and international competitions that are endorsed by relevant ASC recognised national sporting organisations or School Sport Australia.

Funding is available for athletes, coaches, managers or officials to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions.

For more information:

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Phone: (02) 6207 2076

Fax: (02) 6207 2071

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Postal Address: PO Box 147, Civic Square ACT 2608
Office Location: 1 Constitution Ave, Canberra City, 2601