Indigenous Small Business Development

Client: Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

Brokerage and facilitation project for DEWRSB Small Business Section to assist Indigenous organisations to prepare funding applications to the Indigenous Small Business Fund (ISBF). This project required national co-ordination, ability to liaise with Aboriginal community groups and strategic analysis of their business development needs. Key organisations in Derby, Broome, Alice Springs, Ceduna, Cairns, Cape York, the Torres Strait, Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Dubbo Western Sydney, Lismore and New England (Guyra, Tingha, Glenn Innes) were contacted and 16 funding applications resulted. The project reported on Indigenous business support needs and critical factors for success.

Location/s: Derby, Broome (WA), Alice Springs (NT), Ceduna (SA), Cairns, Cape York, Torres Strait (Nth Qld)