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1.5 Banjima Healthy Living Project

This distribution policy opens on Monday 27 August 2018

 

Purpose

Improving the circumstances and conditions of daily life determines our health and wellbeing for current and future generations. Being included in the society in which one lives is vital to the material, psychosocial, and political empowerment that underpins social well-being and equitable health.

Information

Supports and assists with expenses towards the maintenance of a healthy standard of living. This assistance can provide members the opportunity to access funds to meet expenses associated with the costs of household expenses, goods and services to maintain an active lifestyle.

What is covered;

Included Items Included Items
House hold expenses and everyday cost of living (bills, groceries, fuel) Education and training costs including lessons (e.g. music) and tuition and associated equipment
Health & sports & recreational activities Car repairs and registration
Medical and dental costs (surgery, travel to appointments, mobility vehicles, but excluding cash for carers' costs) Travel and accommodation costs related to travelling to and from meetings, conferences or Indigenous cultural events (additional to Trust community meetings)
House improvements including swimming pools, landscaping, rubbish removal Housing deposits IT - IT services, computers, laptops, software, hardware, tablets, i-pads, mobile phones, prepaid credit
Mobile housing (such as caravans, camper trailers) Insurance costs (life, vehicle, house, travel, pet insurance)
Removalist costs TVs and DVDs
Cleaning services Pharmaceuticals
Day-care and afterschool care (excluding cash payments to carers) Housing/ Caravan Park rental, bond and mortgage payments
Firearms for hunting (with valid licence and registration according to firearms laws and regulations) Household items (cooling and heating devices, whitegoods, cooking appliances, linen, furniture)
Tools and equipment Purchase of vehicles, vehicle loan payments
Emergency accommodation Companion / pet purchase and costs
Funeral Costs Lore & Culture meetings
Lore & Culture meetings Clothing
Toys Passports
Exclusions: Cash payments (including for rent, barding and credit cards), legal costs, fines/penalties/criminal related costs, dirt bikes/boats/jet skis, alcohol and tobacco products, gambling, celebrated events (weddings/birthdays etc), weapons, tax debt.

Allowances

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

What Beneficiary Allowance
Healthy Living Project $ 5,500

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:

  • A registered Banjima beneficiary
  • A registered Daisy beneficiary

Please Note:

  • No allocations of funds can be transferred to another member
  • As per clause 6.7 of the Trust Deed, the Trustee may not provide money or a money equivalent to individual beneficiaries. Payments will be made directly to the seller or service provider.
  • This distribution policy is currently administered on BNTAC’s behalf by Yaran Business Services

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the BCT Healthy Living Project application form (available here).
  2. Provide supporting evidence, such as:
    • Quote or tax invoice (includes the seller’s Australian business number (ABN), what is being requested, its cost (including GST, if any) and date of issue).
  3. Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
    • e-mail: applications@bntac.org.au
    • Ph:   (08) 89216 9866
    • Fax: (08) 8234 5600
    • Post: PO Box 2286, Hilton Plaza, South Australia 5033.
  1. You will be contacted by Yaran with the outcome of your application.
  2. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.
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