Native Title Programme: Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) Capacity Building Initiatives
The next grant round for the 21 Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate in the Torres Strait will open in May 2021. This grant round will support PBC capacity building initiatives to be undertaken in the 2021-22 financial year.
The grants assist PBCs to manage essential day to day administrative activities to fulfil their duties under the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA), Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) and Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulations 1999.
Supported activities include (but are not limited to):
- Administrative costs associated with establishing and maintaining a PBC Office
- Initiatives that increase the capacity of elected PBC Officers to perform their duties
- Initiatives that support PBCs to engage with communities on Native Title issues
- Projects that support PBCs to protect, maintain and progress Native Title rights and recognition over the region’s land and sea country.