The Indigenous Workforce and Skills Development Grant program aims to create training and employment opportunities for up to 800 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The program seeks to ensure First Nations Queenslanders are linked to qualifications which lead to good jobs in their communities and is a key action under the Paving the Way – First Nations Training Strategy and aims to support and respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ local and community employment, and skills development needs.
Queensland’s Indigenous organisations are invited to apply for a grant to develop projects that address training and skills challenges or create job opportunities for Indigenous peoples in their communities.
Up to $250,000 is available to these organisations delivering Indigenous-led projects that respond to local training and workforce needs in remote communities, regional areas, and Southeast Queensland.
Up to $4 million will be available under the program until 30 June 2024.
The first two rounds of the program are now open and will close on 4 May 2023.
For more information click https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/iwsdg