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Local First Nations And Black Organisations You Can Lend Your Support To

9 June 2020

Triple R acknowledges that we broadcast on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This was and always will be Aboriginal land.

There are heaps of ways that you can offer your support to local First Nations and Black organisations doing critical work in our community right now. Here are some places you might like to check out, connect with and donate to. Be sure to return to this page as we add more links.

African Communities Foundation Australia “ACFA services include assistance for Africans settling in Australia, activities for African Australians and groups for women, youth and children. We are currently working in partnership with the Centre for Multicultural Youth.”

ANTaR Victoria “We are a grassroots organisation campaigning for justice and fairness for Aboriginal Peoples in Victoria. ANTaR Victoria focuses on activities and issues specific to Indigenous people in Victoria, while also supporting national campaigns and priorities.”

Bábbarra Women’s Centre “Bábbarra Women’s Centre has a proud history of positive social impact. From the early days, we have supported the lives of Aboriginal women in the community of Maningrida and on surrounding homelands. Bábbarra Women’s Centre enables local women to develop and run women-centred enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods.”

Bridging The Gap “The Bridging the Gap Foundation seeks to raise funds for projects in health and education in order to address one of Australia’s most urgent issues: the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians’ health and education opportunities and outcomes.”

Children’s Ground “Children’s Ground is an organisation led by Aboriginal communities. We are creating a new future for children filled with promise, hope and empowerment. We work with children, families and communities that face the greatest exclusion and live with injustice and disadvantage every single day.”

Djirra “Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past. As most of our contact is with women, the work we do is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.”

Elizabeth Morgan House Aborginal Women’s Service Inc “A culturally safe, holistic family violence services for Aboriginal women. We provide secure refuge, accommodation and specialist family violence services to Aboriginal women and their children. Our support also extends to parents of Aboriginal children, as well as partners and ex-partners of Aboriginal people.”

Indigenous Literacy Foundation “Our vision is equity of opportunity. We are a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities.”

Pay The Rent “This website serves a Pay The Rent scheme being organised by First Nations and non-First Nations people working together, who together are called the Pay The Rent Grassroots Collective. This collective is based in what is now known as Victoria, and expects to largely disperse rent collected in this area.”

SAIL “The Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program is a completely volunteer-run, non-profit, secular organisation which provides free tutoring and educational support to the Sudanese Australian community.”

Seed “Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.”

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) “The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members. The largest of its kind in Australia. We have protected and promoted the rights of Aboriginal children and families for over 40 years.”

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service “VALS was established to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system. VALS plays an important role in providing referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria.”

You might also like to check out this list of organisations and businesses compiled by Kira Piru, and Supply Nation, a directory of Indigenous businesses.