Early Years


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the right to grow up healthy, happy and safe. To dream, believe, flourish and succeed, strong in culture and identity.
CALL TO ACTION

Aboriginal controlled organisations and community-led have the skills, knowledge and experience to implement strategies to create these nurturing environments for children.

CAGES Foundation invests in these organisations in two ways.

Our strategic partnership stream provides long-term funding to organisations working on a community driven childhood initiative.

Our community grants stream provides one off grants to organisations providing services to children and their families.

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The Early Years


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the right to grow up healthy, happy and safe. To dream, believe, flourish and succeed, strong in culture and identity.

Aboriginal controlled organisations and community-led initiatives have the skills, knowledge and experience to implement strategies to create these nurturing environments for children.

CAGES Foundation invests in these organisations and activities in two ways.

Our Community Grants stream provides one off grants to Aboriginal community controlled organisations providing services to children and their families.

Our Strategic Partnership stream provides long-term funding to organisations working on a community driven childhood initiative.

Strategic Partnerships Guidelines

Strategic Partnerships Criteria


  • Long-term work involving skills transfer, infrastructure, systemic change or program development.
  • Activities focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the first five years of life.
  • We will be primarily focusing on organisations working in NSW or based on the east coast who have a national reach.
  • There is a strong preference for Aboriginal controlled organisations or organisations that can demonstrate they are working at the request of community.
  • Any activity must be community endorsed. All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.
  • Long-term work involving skills transfer, infrastructure, systemic change or program development.
  • Activities focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the first five years of life.
  • We will be primarily focusing on organisations working in NSW or based on the east coast who have a national reach.
  • There is a strong preference for Aboriginal controlled organisations or organisations that can demonstrate they are working at the request of community.
  • Any activity must be community endorsed. All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE MAKE AN ENQUIRY HERE

Image courtesy of Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Image courtesy of Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

Community Grant Guidelines

Community Grant Criteria


  • Gifts from the community grants stream are for Aboriginal controlled organisations responding to an immediate need.
  • Activities will be focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the first five years of life.
  • Request for funding up to $50,000 will be considered
  • Funding is short-term (one off grants only)
  • Any activity must be community endorsed.
  • All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.
  • Gifts from the community grants stream are for Aboriginal controlled organisations responding to an immediate need.
  • Activities will be focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the first five years of life.
  • Request for funding up to $50,000 will be considered
  • Funding is short-term (one off grants only)
  • Any activity must be community endorsed.
  • All organisations must have DGR1 tax status. (refer FAQs for more information)
APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY GRANT HERE

Economic Inclusion

First Nation people are the first entrepreneurs and business people in Australia. Colonisation created structures that prevent and exclude Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from wealth creation.

Our economic inclusion grants are designed to help build sustainable economic solutions created by, and for Indigenous people. Ways we might assist include:
core operating expenses, including salaries, communications and business development costs. developing internal investment products within Aboriginal controlled non-government organisations.

Grants are made on a rolling basis and are open for enquiry all year. These grants are separate to any financial impact investment that the investment committee of CAGES Foundation may make from the foundation’s corpus.

Economic Inclusion Grant Criteria

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation.
  • Any activity must be community endorsed.
  • All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.

First Nation people are the first entrepreneurs and business people in Australia. Colonisation created structures that prevent and exclude Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from wealth creation.

Ways we might assist include:

  • Core operating expenses, including salaries, communications and business development costs.
  • Developing internal investment products within Aboriginal controlled non-government organisations.

Grants are made on a rolling basis and are open for enquiry all year. These grants are separate to any financial impact investment that the investment committee of CAGES Foundation may make from the foundation’s corpus.

Grant Guidelines:

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation
  • Any activity must be community endorsed
  • All organisations must have DGR1 tax status
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE MAKE AN ENQUIRY HERE
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Economic Inclusion

First Nation people are the first entrepreneurs and business people in Australia. Colonisation created structures that prevent and exclude Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from wealth creation.

Our economic inclusion grants are designed to help build sustainable economic solutions created by, and for Indigenous people. Ways we might assist include:
core operating expenses, including salaries, communications and business development costs. developing internal investment products within Aboriginal controlled non-government organisations.

Grants are made on a rolling basis and are open for enquiry all year. These grants are separate to any financial impact investment that the investment committee of CAGES Foundation may make from the foundation’s corpus.

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Economic Inclusion Grant Criteria

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation.
  • Any activity must be community endorsed.
  • All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.
MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Strategic Partnerships Criteria


  • Long-term work involving skills transfer, infrastructure, systemic change or program development.
  • Activities focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the first five years of life.
  • We will be primarily focusing on organisations working in NSW or based on the east coast who have a national reach.
  • There is a strong preference for Aboriginal controlled organisations or organisations that can demonstrate they are working at the request of community.
  • Any activity must be community endorsed. All organisations must have DGR1 tax status.


Image courtesy of Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation