For Mob

All decisions about how Rent is spent and administered are made by a Sovereign Body and the Pay the Rent Sovereign Body is only accountable to mob.  

Pay the Rent is not accountable to rent payers in relation to how Rent is spent. 

Rent money is spent on both community survival needs and the fight for justice.

Any inquiries – please contact the Pay the Rent Executive Officer

Community initiatives NOTE: applications have closed for 2023

The Pay the Rent Community Initiative Program has funds available to assist projects that promote our principles of self-determination, social justice and the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In line with these principles, our core funding priorities are:

  • Justice-led campaigns;
  • Protests & direct actions*;
  • Tent Embassies;
  • Other initiatives which are at their core about strengthening mob and dismantling the colony.

To be eligible for funding, the initiative must be delivered by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community groups and that do not  receive funding from Government.

We do not fund:

  • Any initiatives directed towards personal financial gain;
  • Mutual aid;
  • Native title or land disputes between mobs;
  • Purchase of land.

We will consider Community Initiative applications once a month at our Board meeting. After this, applicants will be contacted with the outcome by the Executive Officer.

To apply, please click the Community Initiatives button below. Applications must be complete to be considered.

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“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

“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