1.5 Banjima Healthy Living Project
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.
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;
|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)|
|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|
|Lore & Culture meetings|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
|Healthy Living Project||$ 5,500|
Note; Cash payments and reimbursements cannot be paid to any beneficiary.
To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:
- A registered Banjima beneficiary
- A registered Daisy beneficiary
- 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
- Download and complete the BCT 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 Yaran with the outcome of your application.
- If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.