2022 Updates

Koori Mail Flood Relief

Operating from Bundjalung
Service to all of so-called australia

  • Contribution to the costs associated with purchasing additional office suites and contributions to building repairs due to major flood damage


Black Pearl

Operating from Wurundjeri
Servicing to so-called victoria

  • Contributions to operations of the studio space to meet needs of the community to feel comfortable to gather, create and share together
  • Facilitate artistic and creative practices for community


Uprising of the People (UP)

Operating from Kulumbirigin Country 
Service to all of so-called darwin

  • “We advocate for our people by working closely with local community members, artists, grassroots organisations and First Nations people to connect families and young people with Elders and Country”

    Campaign to Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

    Service to all of so-called australia

    • Advocating and campaigning to create systematic changes to reduce deaths in custody

      Aboriginal Tent Embassy

      Operating from Ngunnawal
      Servicing to all of so-called australia

      • Maintenance and preparations for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s 50th Anniversary

      The Dhadjowa Foundation

      Operating from Meanjin
      Servicing to all of so-called australia

          • First point of support after death in custody

          • Voice for family after death in custody

          • Advocating and campaigning to create systematic changes to reduce deaths in custody

      More community initiatives updated here soon

      “Pay The Rent offers all Australians an opportunity to work outside of government to right the wrongs.”

      Ted Wilkes

      life-time fighter for Aboriginal rights & Nyungar elder of the Wilak clan

      “Pay the Rent is from grassroots for grassroots. No strings attached to government agenda. It assists Sovereign grassroots fight the many campaigns and struggles we face everyday.”

      Lidia Thorpe

      Indigenous activist

      “We all exist on lands which have never been ceded. Righting the past wrongs is a social responsibility we all share. Proud advocate of Pay The Rent.”

      Hana Assafiri OAM

      founder, Moroccan Soup Bar

      “We need to stop paying lip service to decolonisation and start Paying The Rent to the First Nations people.”

      Clementine Ford

      Author & commentator

      “Our children are our future. We need to look after our future. Pay the Rent Grassroots. The best group out.”

      Auntie Rieo

      Staunch Jinaburrah/Bundjalung elder, Senior GMAR Victoria & activist for Justice & Equity

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