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Funeral assistance grants



As part of its commitment to the Aboriginal people of New South Wales (NSW) and to fulfil its legislative commitments to provide community benefits to members of local Aboriginal land councils and the wider Aboriginal community, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) offers land council members, and Aboriginal people resident in NSW the ability to seek limited financial grants under a Community benefits scheme.

A Funeral fund was established in 1991-1992 and membership of the fund was open to all NSW Aboriginal people. This fund closed in 1994 however, persons who were financial members were entitled to a funeral grant of up to $5000.

NSW Aboriginal people who were not a member of the Funeral fund are able to apply for a NSWALC funeral grant of up to $1000 to assist with covering funeral costs.

Grants are paid directly to funeral service providers under this Community benefits scheme.

This grant scheme is operated under strict criteria.

For more information, please see the links below or contact the NSWALC for further advice.


New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC)
Ground floor, 33 Argyle Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
PO Box 1125 Parramatta NSW 2124
Ph: (02) 9689 4444
Fax: (02) 9687 1234


Last updated: 13 May 2016
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