2019 Financial Year

KEY FIGURES

35

Total Number of Grants
Awarded by the TSRA during the 2019-2020 financial year

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TSRA GRANTS AWARDED DURING THE PERIOD 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

The TSRA remains committed to improving the accountability and transparency of grants awarded in the Torres Strait Region, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

This table outlines details of grants awarded by each of the six TSRA Programmes that offered grant funding to the community during the 2019-2020 financial year:

  • - Culture, Arts and Heritage Program
  • - Healthy Communities Program
  • - Safe Communities Program
  • - Native Title Program (Prescribed Bodies Corporate Support)
  • - Governance and Leadership Program (Indigenous Broadcasting Program)
  • - Economic Development Program (Business Growth Packages and Employment and Training Initiatives)
Date Published: 19 Aug 2020

Operational Funding Extensions to Community Service Providers (June 2020)

Agreement IDRecipientABNApproval DateTSRA ProgrammePurpose of GrantGrant amount (GST exclusive)Activity Start DateActivity End DateLocation
COVIDCAH 20/01Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh Torres Strait Islander Corporation 40 522 947 58212/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support the operational costs of the arts centre to deliver and maintain an active and sustainable arts and craft industry $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Badu
COVIDCAH 20/01Erub Erwer Meta Torres Strait Islander Corporation 79 680 257 69012/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support the operational costs of the arts centre to deliver and maintain an active and sustainable arts and craft industry. $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Erub
 COVIDCAH 20/01Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation 29 266 140 19212/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support the operational costs of the arts centre to deliver and maintain an active and sustainable arts and craft industry $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Moa
COVIDIBP 20/01Torres Strait Islanders Media Association 77 827 170 78312/06/2020Governance & LeadershipOperational funding for the delivery of Radio 4MW and Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services on Moa, Mer, Badu, Mabuiag, Poruma, Iama, Erub and Warraber Islands during 2020/21 $      881,912.96 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
COVID HC 04Torres Strait Youth and Recreational Sporting Association 77 253 101 91812/06/2020Healthy CommunitiesOperational funding to deliver a quarterly community sports grants and subsidies program on behalf of the TSRA $      666,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
COVID SC 01Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Queensland11 116 314 56212/06/2020Safe CommunitiesOngoing provision of legal services in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Region $      915,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
COVID SC 03Port Kennedy Association Incorporated73 504 400 18812/06/2020Safe CommunitiesOperational funding for the Port Kennedy Association $      420,379.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Waiben       (Thursday Island)
COVID SC03Port Kennedy Association Incorporated73 504 400 18812/06/2020Safe CommunitiesDelivery of an afterschool care programme for up to 45 children $      190,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Waiben       (Thursday Island)
COVID SC02Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated24 687 087 75712/06/2020Safe CommunitiesOperational funding to support the delivery of social support services and programs to the Torres Strait community $      515,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
TOTAL $ 3,738,291.96

COVID19 Community Response Initiatives (June 2020)

Agreement IDRecipientABN Approval Date TSRA Programme Purpose of Grant Grant amount (GST exclusive) Activity Start Date Activity End DateLocation
COVID CAH20/01Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh Torres Strait Islander Corporation 40 522 947 58226/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support training for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and expansion of on-line sales through a revised website $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Badu
COVID CAH20 / 01Erub Erwer Meta Torres Strait Islander Corporation 79 680 257 69024/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support training for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and expansion of on-line sales through a revised website $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Erub
COVID CAH20 / 01Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation 29 266 140 19225/06/2020Culture, Art & HeritageTo support training for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and expansion of on-line sales through a revised website $        50,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Moa
COVID 202Torres Shire Council30 429 895 16426/06/2020Governance & LeadershipSecurity costs associated with repatriation and quarantining of Torres Strait residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic $      104,885.00 1/07/202031/08/2020Torres Strait Region
COVID 203Torres Strait Island Regional Council15 292 645 16526/06/2020Governance & LeadershipReimbursement of costs associated with domestic repatriation for Torres Strait residents during COVID-19 quarantining $      100,000.00 1/07/202030/11/2020Torres Strait Region
HCCOVID03Ugar Community Disaster Management GroupN/A26/06/2020Safe CommunitiesSupport for installation of safety measures in Ugar community to minimise COVID-19 transmission risks $        23,361.55 1/07/202030/09/2020Ugar
SC COVID 06Northern Peninsula Area Family and Community Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation71 688 394 38026/06/2020Safe CommunitiesProvision of a teacher, teachers aid and learning resources to support home-schooling for up to 57 returned boarding school students during the COVID-19 pandemic $      232,800.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Northern Peninsula Area
SCCOVID03Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated24 687 087 75726/06/2020Safe CommunitiesIncrease in hours (of 0.3 FTE) for eleven community-based Mura Buai Wellbeing outreach workers located across the Torres Strait Region, during and after the COVID 19 Pandemic $      500,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
SC COVID 05Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated24 687 087 75726/06/2020Safe CommunitiesProvision of a new support worker to assist older men to engage with primary health care services $      150,000.00 1/07/202030/06/2021Torres Strait Region
TOTAL $ 1,261,046.55

Second Common Funding Round for 2019 (September 2019)

Agreement IDRecipientABN Approval Date TSRA Programme Purpose of Grant Grant amount (GST exclusive) Activity Start Date Activity End DateLocation
CFR2019 2002CAHNgalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation29 266 140 19212/12/2019Culture, Art and
Heritage 
Digital media, etching and advanced jewellery making workshops and supplementary on the job training for artists and community $        25,000.00 14/02/202031/12/2020Moa
CFR2019 2003HCTorres Strait Island Regional Council15 292 645 16512/12/2019Healthy
Communities
The “Strait Smiles” project collaborates with the schools to provide culturally relevant oral health care information to children $          8,132.00 25/03/202031/12/2020Torres Strait Region
CFR2019 2008HCArpaka Dance Company64 533 225 22912/12/2019Healthy
Communities
Training for the St Pauls community to develop skills in the sport of outrigger canoeing $          9,997.00   Moa
HC001-2019/2020Torres Strait Youth & Recreational Sporting Association77 253 101 91813/08/2019Healthy
Communities
Funding for a Coordinator to develop the 'Four Winds Games' proposal - a multi-day Torres Strait Regional sporting event $      100,000.00 6/04/20206/04/2021Torres Strait Region
PBC19.1 / 002Porumalgal Torres Strait Islander Corporation
Registered Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate
80 975 529 72712/12/2019Native TitleFunding for a part-time administrative position  and basic equipment to assist the Prescribed Body Corporate to meet its statutory obligations $        44,000.00 20/01/202030/06/2020Poruma
PBC19.1 / 003Masigalgal Torres Strait Island Corporation
Registered Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate
56 187 419 73412/12/2019Native TitleFunding for a part-time administrative position  and basic equipment to assist the Prescribed Body Corporate to meet its statutory obligations $        38,600.00 20/01/202030/06/2020Masig Island
PBC19.1 / 001Kaurareg Native Title (Aboriginal) Corporation Registered Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate44 590 587 09812/12/2019Native TitleFunding for a part-time administrative position  and basic equipment to assist the Prescribed Body Corporate to meet its statutory obligations $        25,700.00 20/01/202030/06/2020Horn Island
CFR2019 2006SCMura Kosker Sorority Incorporated24 687 087 757 12/12/2019Safe CommunitiesProviding support for a Torres Strait Writers Group $        37,110.00 1/01/202031/12/2020Thursday Island
TOTAL $ 288,539.00

Grants awarded as a component of a Business Growth Package

Agreement IDRecipientABN Approval Date TSRA Programme Purpose of Grant Grant amount (GST exclusive) Activity Start Date Activity End DateLocation
ED19_20 / 004Mr Shane Lui93 881 253 66417/12/2019Economic DevelopmentAcquisition of a commercial vessel and business start up costs for a new tourism venture. $      114,000.00 30/06/202031/12/2020Erub Island
ED19_20 / 003Basako Fishing Proprietary Limited32 636 732 84214/11/2019Economic DevelopmentBusiness start up and operational equipment $        29,512.00 18/11/201930/06/2020Thursday Island
ED19_20 / 003Bamaga Enterprises Limited97 100 207 2344/12/2019Economic DevelopmentConstruction of buildings to support an accommodation business venture $      846,926.90 2/12/20192/12/2020Bamaga
ED18_19  / 002Mr James Mills 98 287 576 50425/09/2019Economic DevelopmentAcquisition of commercial fishing vessel and business start up costs $      131,478.00 3/12/20183/12/2019Prince of Wales Island
     TOTAL $ 1,121,916.90  

Employment and Training Initiatives

Agreement IDRecipientABN Approval Date TSRA Programme Purpose of Grant Grant amount (GST exclusive) Activity Start Date Activity End DateLocation
ED19_20/005 TAFE Queensland 72 898 805 093 29/06/2020 Economic Development Torres Strait Marine Pathways Program - Delivery of commercial vessel (Coxswains) training at fourteen Torres Strait Islands  $       2,000,000.00 1/07/2020 30/06/2022 Torres Strait Region
ED17_18/012 Tagai State College 89 794 972 592 8/04/2020 Economic Development Growing our own Transition Maritime Project - Delivery of targeted training and mentoring towards careers in marine industries for year 10, 11 and 12 school students in the Torres Strait Region  $          250,000.00 1/01/2019 31/03/2022 Torres Strait Region and NPA Region 
ED17_18/002 Torres Shire Council  34 108 162 398 20/03/2020 Economic Development Provision of a mentor to support trainees engaged on the Ken Brown Oval Paving Project  $               5,701.76 1/10/2018 31/10/2020 Torres Strait Region
     TOTAL $2,255,701.76