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Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund

Contact Details

Bronwyn Jones


National Indigenous Australians Agency
Close Date & Time:
8-Nov-2021 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund
Primary Category:
251004 - Indigenous Employment and Business
Secondary Category:
251002 - Indigenous Communities
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


This Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund (ILEIF) grant opportunity invites Indigenous entities to apply for up to $300,000 (including GST) to fund the design, supply and/or installation of infrastructure to support relevant primary industry and/or land management activities in remote and very remote Australia.

The grant opportunity is funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Remote Australia Strategies (RAS), to achieve the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s (NIAA) Outcome 1, to support economic development in remote Australia. The grant opportunity is for Indigenous entities looking to use the funding to design and install infrastructure in remote and very remote Australia to assist their primary industry and/or land management activities. The intention is for funded infrastructure to meet the Indigenous entities’ business needs and increase the viability and sustainability of their primary industry and/or land management activities.

Relevant primary industry and/or land management activities include agriculture, horticulture, mining, aquaculture, fishing, forestry and livestock management. Some of the key types of infrastructure that may be funded include off-grid solar power systems, upgrades to water infrastructure (such as bores), fences, stock yards, sheds, water storage (such as tanks and troughs), dam silt traps and irrigation systems. Infrastructure to support a wide range of environmental, natural resource and cultural heritage management activities may also be considered for funding, including dust mitigation, burning, fire management, weed and feral animal control.

The NIAA national office and regional offices can provide further advice and, as required, an Advisory Service may provide technical advice as to design, supply and installation of infrastructure.


To be eligible for this opportunity, your application must:

  • be applying for a grant amount of $300,000 (GST Exclusive) or less
  • be proposing to deliver the grant in remote or very remote Australia
  • be undertaking or intending to undertake primary industry or land management activities.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an existing legal entity that has been in operation for at least 12 months prior to application
  • be financially viable
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) (exemptions may apply in special cases)
  • where relevant, be registered for the purposes of GST
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • be an entity with at least 50% Indigenous ownership;

and be one of the following entity types:

  • a company incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • an incorporated association (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have 'Association' or 'Incorporated' or 'Inc' in their legal name)
  • an incorporated cooperatives (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have ’Cooperative' in their legal name)
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a partnership
  • a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation that satisfies the entity type
  • an individual with an ABN, operating as a sole trader.

In addition you must:

  • have rectified any issues of previous non-compliance with existing Commonwealth agreements to the satisfaction of the Commonwealth, or be in the process of doing so.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

Projects need to be completed within 12 months of executing a grant agreement, unless otherwise agreed with the Agency.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1.00 to $300,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applicants must complete and submit the Application Form at the following link: Application Form

Following electronic submission, a message with your Submission Reference ID will appear on your screen. An email will be sent to the main email contact provided in the Application Form. A function is also available on the submission page to allow you to send a receipt email to the address of your choosing. Please save this email receipt for future reference and use it in all correspondence about this Application. Note: Applications will be assessed using the process outlined in the Grant Opportunity Documents. Applicants will be notified of the grant funding outcome on completion of the assessment process.

Other Instructions:

Application Help

Information about the Application process is available at the and websites. Applicants must submit any questions relating to the Program or this Application process in writing to Applicants may submit these questions up until five business days prior to the Closing Time and Date. A response will be provided within five business days. Applicants may direct any general enquiries, requests for technical help or support in using and/or submitting the Application Form by:

·        Phone 1800079098

·        Email to

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Contact Details

Bronwyn Jones