Working with the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund

Process for applying for funds in 2019

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In April this year, the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund called for potential partners to submit ideas that would contribute to the further achievement of Fund outcomes in the North-West. Dozens of innovative ideas were received through a Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) process which closed on 31 May 2019.

Completing Stage 1, the evaluation panel assessed EOI submissions against the evaluation criteria to recommend those for shortlisting to Stage 2– supported detailed proposal development and evaluation. This assessment highlighted which proposals were in-scope and would have the highest likelihood of achieving Fund outcomes. The Fund Board approved multiple submissions for progression to Stage 2. The Fund will commence working with successful respondents to support them to develop the following submissions:

  • Leedal Pty Ltd, Indigenous Business Australia and Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation, to develop affordable dwellings in Fitzroy Crossing.
  • Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation and Yurra Group, to develop apprentice and employee transition accommodation in Roebourne.
  • Gumala Foundation, with a proposal for transitional housing, a child care facility, and age appropriate accommodation in Tom Price.
  • Kuruma Marthundunera Aboriginal Corporation, for wrap around services to support people into private housing in a range of Pilbara locations.
  • Royal Life Saving WA, for a youth engagement and employment strategy in the Pilbara

Due to the high number of successful submissions, work will commence at a later date with:

  • Yura Yungi Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation, with a proposal for Aboriginal health worker accommodation in Halls Creek.
  • Wunan Foundation and Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation, with a proposal for rent to buy dwellings that will be renovated by local Aboriginal people.

The NWAHF is also working with three applicants to develop a youth‑focused project with accommodation and support services in Broome.

Progression to Stage 2 will see resources committed to the development and refinement of EOI submissions into detailed proposals. The timeframes surrounding Stage 2 will differ pending the size, nature and complexity of the submission.

The Fund will continue to work with Aboriginal organisations in a partnership approach, to develop projects that will support social and economic independence and wellbeing for Aboriginal people and communities.

What are the outcomes the Fund wants to achieve?

Graphic describing the outcomes of the North West Aboriginal Housing Fund.

What does the Fund want to invest in?

Graphic describing how the North West Aboriginal Housing Fund will be invested.

How do proposals get progressed through the Fund?

Concepts will be assessed in stages, and only progress from one stage to the next stage with Fund approval. All requests for funding start with the  Expression of Interest (EOI), which is Stage 1 below. 

Graphic describing the North West Aboriginal Housing Fund application process.


Information sessions were held in Perth, the Kimberley and the Pilbara throughout March 2019. 

Click here to download the slides from the roadshow.

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Last reviewed: 05 Nov 2019