Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) approved initiatives 2010-11

The following projects and initiatives have been approved in 2010-11 under the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). For information on how to apply see Grants & Funding - Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

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ABA approved initiatives 2010-11
Organisation Funding Purpose
Traditional Credit Union $14,000,000 Grant for the establishment of new branches
MJD Foundation Inc $6,000,000 Consolidation Grant
Yothu Yindi Foundation $2,000,000 Garma Cultural Studies Institute
Various Community Stores $960,000 Community Stores Infrastructure Project – Emergency Infrastructure Fund
Eighteen Community Stores $49,618,015 Community Stores Infrastructure Project – Phase One
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $100,000 Ablution Block – Two Way Learning Centre, Blue Mud Bay
Warnayaka Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation $73,337 Art Centre Car and Trailer
Centre for Appropriate Technology Incorporated $2,515,000 Bushlight Outstation Renewable Energy System Installation Program
Prison Fellowship of Australia Alice Springs $22,000 Hi-Ace Commuter Bus
The Song Room Incorporated $213,671 Creating Footprints: Learning and Harmony through Song program
Numbulwar School Council Incorporated $132,169 School Bus
Merrepen Arts Aboriginal Corporation $155,000 Merrepen Arts Gallery – Operational Support
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $153,601 Yilpara Homelands Community Transport Service
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $153,601 Gapuwiyak Homelands Community Transport Service
Association of Northern Kimberly & Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Aboriginal Corporation (ANKAAA) $300,000 Additional funds to complete art centre upgrade Ramingining and staff house Gapuwiyak
Riding for the Disabled – Alice Springs $97,000 Riding School without Barriers program
Clontarf Foundation $1,000,000 Clontarf Foundation Academies -NT
Alpirikina Store Aboriginal Corporation $153,261 New Manager’s Residence, Yuelamu Store
Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities $2,899,386 Remote Indigenous Communities Animal Management Worker Program NT
Australian Football League, NT $1,500,000 Strength and Unity through Football program
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $415,150 Garrthalala Homeland – Sports and Recreation Oval
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $410,150 Dhalinybuy Homeland – Sports and Recreation Oval
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $410,150 Yilpara Homeland – Sports and Recreation Oval
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $352,650 Wandawuy Homeland – Sports and Recreation Oval
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association $1,877,040 Regional Music Development Program
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $480,000 Relocation Garrthalala Airstrip and Power Station
Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation $2,094,000 Concrete Batching, Gravel and Sand Quarry Crushing Plant
Ngukurr Aboriginal Corporation $359,240 Two x Haulotte Telescopic Material Handlers
Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation $300,000 Headquarters Complex
Artback NT $114,500 Indigenous Traditional Dance Project
Merrepen Arts Aboriginal Corporation $96,500 2011 Merrepen Arts and Sports Festival
NT Stolen Generation $66,928 Commuter Bus
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation $2,072,040 Road Plant Equipment
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $993,384 Construction Mothers and Children’s Ablution Facilities at fourteen Homelands
Laynhapuy Homelands Association $27,500 Yirralka Sea Rangers Boat Ramp Engineering Assessment
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Association $134,000 Land Management Employment Development
Desart Incorporated $80,000 Troop Carrier – Ikuntji Art Centre
Aboriginal Carbon Fund Ltd $20,000 Establishment Costs over two years
Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation $100,000 Commuter Bus and development of website to support the Ngurratjuta Art Centre
Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal Corporation T/as Maruku Arts $383,784 Artists Tjuta Nintiringkulpaii – Learning Our Craft to Stay Strong program
Kalano Community Association Incorporated $495,000 Establish Yarralin Stock Camp to train and maintain and Indigenous stockman workforce, Katherine Region
Ilpurla Aboriginal Corporation $420,000 Staff Accommodation for remote rehabilitation unit, Central Australia
Western Desert Nganampa Walyta Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation $2,366,000 Lajamanu and Kalkarindji Return to Country Dialysis Program
The Milingimbi Outstation Progress Association $97,950 Crocodile Islands Rangers (CIRs) – 12 months Ranger Coordinator support, Millingimbi
The Milingimbi Outstation Progress Association $99,500 CIRs Ranger Station (including small accommodation module)
The Milingimbi Outstation Progress Association $99,500 CIRs Sea Patrol Boat
Tiwi Land Council $690,000 Ceremony Funding – two years
Tiwi Land Council $85,000 Relocation and Transport Sea Cages and Assets - Snake Bay Melville Island
Tiwi Land Council $99,900 Melville Island Coast Watch Ranger Shelters
Tiwi Land Council $99,900 Bathurst Island Coast Watch Ranger Shelters
Tiwi Education Board $20,000 Students Participation in interstate sporting and cultural activities
Tiwi Education Board $178,400 two x Troop Carriers, one x 4WD 22 Seater Coaster Bus - Tiwi College (4WD bus recommended)
Mantiyupwi Family Trust $30,000 Bush Facilities to support cultural activities for the Mantiyupwi Group
Ngaruwanajirri Inc $496,140 The Keeping House Managers Residence (disability support)Tiwi Island
Anindilyakwa Land Council $730,000 Land and Sea Rangers Staff House - Umbakumba/Groote
Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises (GEBIE) $5,200,000 Umbakumba Road - Supplementary Funding
Aminjarrinja Enterprise Aboriginal Corporation $1,542,000 Civil Machinery, Equipment and training support
Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation $269,685 Establishment Funding – Tourism Hub Operation for East Arnhem tourism operators
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College $490,000 The Little Children's Learning Place – three years operational funding for Aboriginal preschool facility
Kalkarindji School $99,035 BMX Track and Equipment
Desart Incorporated $1,299,480 Upgrade Art Centre Vehicle and Staff Accommodation, Docker River, Hermannsburg and Nyirripi
Central Land Council $390,000 Men and Women of Central Australia Oral History Project
Huckitta Aboriginal Corporation $4,300,000 Huckitta Station (Stage 2) Critical Infrastructure and start up costs - stock/plant/equipment
University of South Australia $656,692 Commemorative Event - 45th Anniversary Gurindji Walkoff
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi on behalf of Safe 4 Kids Australia Pty Ltd $106,845 Safe 4 Kids Helping Aboriginal Children feel safe in their communities
Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation $66,063 Vehicle for Art Centre
Barkly Regional Arts $33,500 Mangalawurru Art Centre Building Relocation/ Reconnection
Milingimbi Community Education Centre School Council $80,000 Milingimbi Community Education Campus - School Bus
The Thathangathy Foundation $250,000 Lead Me Home Program - 3yrs funding for participants from Wadeye
Yothu Yindi Foundation Aboriginal Corporation $90,000 Public Awareness Strategy - Garma Festival of Traditional Culture
Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation $62,255 Supply and Installation Digital Radio System & Tracking in Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Areas
Documentary Australia Foundation on behalf of Tamarind Tree Pictures Pty Ltd $60,000 Production of Croker Island Exodus documentary film
Thamarrur Development  Corporation Limited $125,000 Thamarrur Concrete and Soil Testing, Wadeye
Thamarrur Development  Corporation Limited $514,582 Thamarrur Workshop Extension, Wadeye
Wandi Gurrinygarr Business Corporation $97,312 Donald Christopherson NT Historical Culture Knowledge and Research
Northern Territory Working Women's Centre $59,000 Industrial Relations for Aboriginal Women through the appointment of a liaison officer
Belyuen Community Government Council Belyuen Shire Council $444,000 Belyuen Recreation Hall
Northern Land Council $250,000 Womens law and culture meeting
Northern Land Council $1,500,000 Ceremonial and Funeral support
Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement and CDEP $37,800 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Public Program
Darrandarra Aboriginal Corporation $98,500 Horticulture/Landcare and Management
Darrandarra Aboriginal Corporation $45,000 Horticulture/Landcare and Management - Minor Equipment
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation $245,228 Djelk Rangers - Ranger Vessel and Helicopter
Laynhapuy Homelands Association Incorporated East Journey $100,000 East Journey - Debut Album Launch
Laynhapuy Homelands Association Incorporated $141,031 Nalyindi Airstrip Reconstruction/Upgrade
Walangeri Ngumpinku Aboriginal Corporation $500,000 Enhancement of Yarralin Cultural  Area
Artback NT Arts $76,125 Indigenous Traditional Dance Project
Central Desert Shire Council $28,709 Shed for community use - Engawala


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