National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The objective of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap is:

  • to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments to work together to overcome the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
  • to achieve life outcomes equal to all Australians.

To implement the Agreement, a partnership between the State Government and Tasmanian Aboriginal people must be supported and strengthened.

The National Agreement recognises that Tasmanian Aboriginal people are best placed to determine and deliver services to meet their needs and cultural requirements.

Closing the Gap Capacity Building Funding Program

The Tasmanian Government is committed to delivering better outcomes for Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their families, in partnership with Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap - developed in partnership between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - recognises that Aboriginal people are best placed to determine and deliver services to meet their needs and cultural requirements.

To achieve this priority, the Tasmanian Government has established the Closing the Gap Capacity Building Funding Program, with a total funding pool of $5.3 million. Funding will be available to Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations to build their capacity to co-design and deliver programs and services for Aboriginal people, by Aboriginal People.

The Closing the Gap Capacity Building Funding Program will be open from 5 May 2022 to 30 June 2023, and proposals are able to be submitted any time over this period.

For more information please refer to the Closing the Gap Capacity Building Funding Program guidelines or call the Office of Aboriginal Affairs on 6165 8366 or emailing oaa@communities.tas.gov.au