2.6 MIB Healthy Living Project
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||Mobile housing (such as caravans, camper trailers)|
|Firearms for hunting (with valid licence and registration according to firearms laws and regulations)||IT - IT services, computers, laptops, software, hardware, tablets, i-pads, mobile phones, prepaid credit|
|Insurance costs (life, vehicle, house, travel, pet insurance)||Household items (cooling and heating devices, whitegoods, cooking appliances, linen, furniture)|
|Removalist costs||TVs and DVDs|
|Day-care and afterschool care (excluding cash payments to carers)||Housing/Caravan Park rental, bond and mortgage payments|
|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|
|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.|
For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
|Healthy Living Project||$ 10, 000|
To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:
- The applicant is listed as a Non-IBN (MIB) Banjima Beneficiary on the Register of Banjima People.
- Any amount unspent by a beneficiary in any year will be rolled over on account for that beneficiary and can spent in following years
- 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.
How to apply
- Download and complete the MIB Healthy Living Project application form (available here).
- 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).
- Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
- You will be contacted by BNTAC with the outcome of your application.
- If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.