Over 40 years, Awabakal has grown to become one of the leading Aboriginal organisations in New South Wales. Based in Newcastle and the Hunter Region, Awabakal provides medical and various wrap-around services for over 10,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Awabakal has four health clinics in the Hunter and two early education centres, delivering health and educational services in a culturally appropriate setting.
The Community Sponsorship Program is held twice throughout the year offering $10,000 per round to provide financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members or organisations to assist them with the costs of attending sporting, educational, cultural and/or leadership events.
10-20 community members or organisations will be able to benefit from each round of funding, with the value of each sponsorship awarded ranging between $500-$1,000.
The Community Sponsorship program plays an active role in helping bring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community together. Our funding will assist Awabakal to continue this important work with the local community, enabling participation, building self-confidence, encouraging healthy lifestyles, developing role models and celebrating achievements in a variety of fields, including the arts, sport, education and events.