Northern Sub-Regional Trust Funding Opportunities


The Northern Sub-Regional Trust (NSRT) will support and sponsor initiatives and activities of particular communities living within the WCCCA area that are for charitable purposes or promoting benefit to the overall welfare of the communities.

Under the terms of the trust deed for the Western Cape Communities Trust, the key objectives are to;

  • allocate and distribute Trust funds for the benefit of the Communities and their organisations
  • promote the benefit and general welfare of the Communities by providing loans, grants, and goods and services provided that the use of Trust funds is for charitable purposes.

Accordingly, the NSRT can only utilise Trust funds for the following charitable purposes:

  • relief of poverty, and needs arising from old age or sickness and distress;
  • advancement of education;
  • advancement of religion; and/or
  • other purposes beneficial to the Community.

Application Forms & Dates

An extensive rage of funding application forms, as well as the NSRT Grant Funding Guidelines can be accessed on the right-hand side of this page. The next quarterly round of applications is due Friday 12th April 2024.  

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for funding from the NSRT applicants must satisfy the charitable purposes requirement mentioned above and meet one of the criteria listed below:

  1. a member of the following five Traditional Owner Groups: the Ankamuthi People | the Taepadhighi People | the Tjungundji People | the Warranggu People | the Yupungathi People;
    (Note: to become a registered Shareholder please contact the WCCT Finance Team for an application form.)
  2. a member of the following communities: the Mapoon Community | the New Mapoon Community i.e. Aboriginal people who ordinarily reside in or around Mapoon | the New Mapoon Communities;
  3. an Aboriginal person who ordinarily resides in and around the land or waters within the “Northern Sub-Region” i.e. the ILUA area which forms part of the traditional lands and waters of the five Traditional Owner Groups described above;
  4. the Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council and the Northern Peninsula Area Council for the benefit of the communities listed in 2 above;
  5. a community sporting club acting in the advancement of social and cultural activities within the Northern Sub-Region;
  6. community sporting activities and training camps from outside the Northern Sub-Region that provide programs that service one of the five Traditional Owner Groups;
  7. church groups within the Northern Sub-Region;
  8. local Indigenous organisations or cultural groups of the Northern Sub-Region; or
  9. schools from the four Communities covered under the WCCCA. Schools from outside the four Communities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applications must meet these minimum requirements in order to receive any funding and all applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Trustee Board of the NSRT against the terms of the NSRT Trust Deed, the WCCCA and this Grant Funding Guideline.

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