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1.5 Banjima Healthy Living Project

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

 

Exclusions: Cash payments (including for rent, boarding 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) 9216 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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