Southern Sub-Regional Trust Funding Opportunities

The Southern Sub-Regional Trust (SSRT) 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 SSRT 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 SSRT 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 SSRT applicants must satisfy the charitable purpose requirement mentioned above and meet one of the criteria listed below:

  1. a member of Traditional Owner Groups, who are registered Shareholders from the Wik and Wik- Waya Traditional Owner Group;
    (Note: To become a registered Shareholder please contact the WCCT Finance Team for an application form.)
  2. a member of the Traditional Owner Groups of the WCCCA area which is south of the Embley River excluding Albatross Bay (Southern Sub-Region);
  3. a member of the Aurukun Community i.e. the Aboriginal people who are ordinarily resident in or around the Shire of Aurukun;
  4. an Aboriginal person who ordinarily resides in or around the land or waters within the Southern Sub-Region;
  5. the Aurukun Shire Council;
  6. community sporting clubs of the Southern Sub-Region;
  7. community sporting activities and training camps from outside the Southern Sub-Region that provide programs that service the Wik and Wik-Waya Traditional Owner Groups;
  8. local cultural and church groups of the Southern Sub-Region;
  9. community organisations of the Southern Sub-Region; or
  10. schools from the Aurukun, Western Cape Region and boarding Schools. Schools from outside the Western Cape Region 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 SSRT against the terms of the SSRT Trust Deed, the WCCCA and this Grant Funding Guideline.

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