Banjima Charitable Trust

Overview

The aim the Banjima Charitable Trust (BCT)  Healthy Living Project is to address the everyday charitable needs of the Banjima People. Goods and services are paid for directly to suppliers to assist Banjima People to maintain a reasonable standard of living.

The Healthy Living Project allowance is $5,500 per Beneficiary for the 2022-2023 financial year.

The project will run from 1 August 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Guidelines/Policy

The goods or services being applied for will provide a direct positive impact on the Member’s life. Decisions around these applications are at GAC’s/AET’s discretion and are based on the individual circumstances of that application and whether the assistance will result in improving the health and wellbeing of the Member.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this assistance, you must be:
• a registered Banjima Beneficiary; or
• a registered Daisy Beneficiary

Supporting Documents

  1. Program application form
  2. Tax invoice or quote (preferably in GAC’s name)

Items available under the program

  1. Household expenses and everyday cost of living (bills, groceries, fuel)
  2. Household items (cooling and heating devices, whitegoods, cooking appliances, linen, furniture)
  3. Health, sports and recreational activities
  4. Medical and dental costs (surgery, travel to appointments, mobility vehicles, but excluding cash for carers’ costs)
  5. House improvements including swimming pools, landscaping, rubbish removal, housing deposits
  6. Mobile housing (such as caravans, camper trailers)
  7. Removals costs
  8. TVs (excluding surround sound systems)
  9. Cleaning services
  10. Pharmaceuticals
  11. Day care and after school care (excluding cash payments to carers)
  12. Housing/caravan park rental and mortgage payments
  13. Firearms for hunting (with valid license and registration according to firearms laws and regulations)
  14. Tools and equipment
  15. Purchase of vehicles and vehicle loan payments
  16. Accommodation (special circumstances only with support letter)
  17. Companion / pet purchase
  18. Funeral costs
  19. Lore and culture meetings
  20. Other requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Items NOT available under the program

  1. Cigarettes
  2. Alcohol
  3. Cash payments (including for rent, boarding and credit cards)
  4. Reimbursements
  5. Legal costs
  6. Fines/penalties/criminal-related costs
  7. Dirt bikes/boats/jet skis
  8. Alcohol and tobacco products
  9. Gambling
  10. Celebrated events (weddings/birthdays etc.)
  11. Weapons
  12. Tax debt
  13. Online store gift cards or online purchasing

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