Projects to provide employment and training for Cashless Debit Card participants

Grant opportunity – coming soon.

The Morrison Government will seek proposals for new projects that will provide employment and training opportunities for Cashless Debit Card participants within their communities.

The $10 million Jobs and Infrastructure open competitive grant opportunity will deliver stage 2 of the Morrison Government’s $30 million Job Ready Package.

The grant opportunity will help fund infrastructure projects and other support services that provide Cashless Debit Card participants with training and job opportunities.

This funding round responds to the feedback from communities who are seeking to be empowered to create culturally appropriate jobs that will help break the cycle of welfare dependence and support their communities to thrive.

This may include work in constructing infrastructure projects, on the job training opportunities as well as projects that will ultimately provide employment through the day-to-day operations of new infrastructure.

The funding is also available for additional support services that deliver training, provide job readiness skills and connect Cashless Debit Card participants to other supports they may need to help them to move into employment.

Community leaders within the Cashless Debit Card sites will be invited to support the selection of suitable proposals through the new grant process.

This approach aims to ensure Government investment meets community need, guided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and controlled organisations.

Organisations in the remote regions of Ceduna in South Australia; East Kimberley and the Goldfields in Western Australia; Cape York in Queensland and the Northern Territory, are invited to apply.

The Cashless Debit Card – Jobs and Infrastructure (CDC-J&I) - open competitive grant opportunity is expected to open from late July 2022.

This grant opportunity is the second stage of the Government’s $30 million Jobs Fund and job ready package announced at the 2021 Budget, which aims to strengthen local support services and connect Cashless Debit Card participants to training and jobs.