We select organisations which meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The organisation is an independent, legally incorporated entity operating in Victoria.
- The organisation is Aboriginal community controlled: all or a majority of people on the Committee or Board of Management are Aboriginal people and/or all or a majority of organisational voting members are Aboriginal people.
- The organisation provides services aimed at addressing the substantial health and/or other disadvantages affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in particular physical and sexual abuse, family and community violence, self-harm, suicide and substance abuse.
- The organisation runs programs, services and/or activities which are consistent with Woor-Dungin’s principal purpose, “to operate as a charitable-services institution organised for the direct relief of poverty, distress and other disadvantages suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.”
- The organisation currently receives little or no philanthropic funding.
- The organisation has received less than $50,000 from philanthropy in the last three years.
- The organisation has identified a need for capacity building in the area of philanthropic income generation.
- The organisation agrees to work in partnership with Woor-Dungin, within the spirit of our mission, values, principles and policies, and abide by the code of conduct.
Priority will be given to organisations which meet all of the eligibility criteria and are based in rural or regional Victoria where there is no other Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing services and activities targeted to the Aboriginal community, and where philanthropic funding for services and activities directed at the Aboriginal community is scarce or non-existent.
Woor-Dungin periodically advertises for new Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to join us. We are not currently seeking applications.