Funding to Support Aboriginal Mental Health

Funding to Support Aboriginal Mental Health
February 2, 2018 Hayley Coote

Funding applications are sought for projects aimed at promoting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of Murray’s young Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal corporations, not-for-profit groups, community service organisations and cultural business owners can apply for funding between $100 and $5,000, as part of the Completing the Circle Grant.

The funds will be allocated to projects demonstrating benefit to the wider population of Murray’s young Aboriginal people, and that influence positive change in physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional health.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt effective mental health promotion will assist in encouraging progressive social, vocational and interpersonal contributions within the community.

“Adolescent years are a critical window in which mental health concerns need to be addressed.

“Projects and initiatives that endeavour to deliver appropriate guidance and care are essential for early intervention.

“The Completing the Circle Grant will seek to assist groups and organisations address these concerns, decreasing associated risks,” Cr. Bolt said.

Applications will be assessed by the WAPHA Aboriginal Project Panel (WAPP) on a monthly basis. There is no closing date, however funds will be allocated on a first in first served basis. All projects must be executed and acquitted prior to 30 June, 2018.

For further information contact the Shire of Murray’s Community Development Officer on (08) 9531 7777 or visit

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