The AM-YAC Indigenous Community Trust is in place to assist AM-YAC Members. Below is a list of ways you may be eligible to receive assistance. For full rules Members should contact the Executive Office. Please note all programs have annual funding caps and funding is not always available.
Health and Medical
An application to the PATS Program must be made prior to an application to the Trust – documentation must be provided.
The Emergency Hardship program is strictly limited to extreme situations and each application will be assessed on the information provided. Up to $1,500 maybe available per member.
Up to $3,000 may be available per approved Member as a once off payment to provide assistance to Elders suffering from poverty.
Funerals & Headstones
Up to $15,000 may be available to provide assistance to funerals of AM-YAC Members. Up to $5,000 maybe available to funerals of non-members. Up to $5,000 maybe available for headstones and memorials.
Oz Minerals Scholarship Program
Education Program 40+
Up to $1,000 per event for AM-YAC Members to participate in artistic, cultural and business activities associated with the AM-YAC People. Return to Country group events are capped at $7,500.
Historical Hardship Enquiry
AM-YAC Members can place an enquiry regarding the payments made under the Historical Hardship Program. Responses will be provided in writing.
* Note this is not an application to receive a historical hardship payment.
This form only runs during the lead up to the AGM Meeting.
Items Not Covered
The AMYAC Trust does not provide support for legal assistance / solicitor fees, Court fines, nor travel assistance to attend Court. For assistance with legal aid in South Australia, contact the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement on 1800 643 222. The Trust does not provide assistance with maintenance of private vehicles.
- No cash payments
- No reimbursements without approval
- No hire vehicles, taxis or cab vouchers
- Garden maintenance, house repairs
- No vehicle repairs, registrations or maintenance
- No debt collector payments
- No child care fees
Rental Arrears and Bonds
The AM-YAC Trust does not provide support for rental arrears or bond payments. The Department of Communities and Social Inclusion can assist eligible Members in this area.