Updates

Pay the Rent supports community initiatives that promote self determination and Sovereignty of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Funds are distributed to established Community groups that don’t receive government funding. Funding is not intended to provide personal financial relief, nativie title litigation, or purchase of land.

2021 Updates

Funeral and sorry business support

To date: 300 funeral contributions payment made by Pay the Rent
All request for Sorry business supported

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

Grandmother’s Against Removals Victoria (GMAR’s Victoria)

Operating out of Wurundjeri Country
Servicing to all of so-called victoria

  • Reducing removal of Aboriginal children from families
  • Supporting and facilitating continued relationships with Aboriginal children with family and mob
  • Campaign to create systemic changes to Aboriginal children being removed from families

Keeping our children from being removed. Ensuring our voices are heard. If our children are removed support families to maintain connection and have our children returned.

Quandamooka Truth Embassy Goenpul woman from the Quandamooka People of North Stradbroke Island

Operating from Quandamooka
Servicing to so-called australia

  • Set up of the Quandamooka Truth Embassy on a sacred headland at Point Lookout, to stop whale centre being built on this sacred site.

Fierce Tidda Club

Operating from Wurundjeri
Servicing to so-called australia

  • Addressing period poverty by creating equitable access to sanitary products across the nation
  • Creating a culturally inclusive, sustainable menstruation-management product and education program to support and empower young Aboriginal girls and women

“Aboriginal-controlled, Aboriginal-determined, Australian-made”

First Nations Hub 

Operating out of Wurundjeri Country
Servicing to all of so-called victoria

 

  • Providing a safe co-working space to advance sovereign campaigns and project across the so-called state of victoria 
  • Community controlled space, the hub is governed and operated by mob, advancing self determination

Mob connection

Operating from Wurundjeri country
Servicing North Richmond and Collingwood Aboriginal Community

  • Building and strengthening community with regular informal meetings, music and gatherings   
  • Feelings of pride, unity and connection from identifying with the Clothing the Gaps shirts

FISTT, WAR Brisbane and Gamilaraay Next Generation – 30 years: still no justice 

Operating from Biripi and Gadigal
Servicing to all of so-called Australia and international

  • Amplifying voices of families and Elders in a panel discussion on the 30th anniversary of RCIADIC
  • Support the families campaign 

Mob connection

Operating from Gadigal
Servicing Gadigal

  • Providing a safe, supportive space for younger brothers, especially those released from jail, to express themselves creatively. 
  • Providing space and resources to create: paint, write, learn
  • Facilitating a safe space to engage and connect with community

 Yadhaa Bidhii Youth Gathering 

Operating from Wiraduri, Ngunnawal, Ngambri
Servicing to all of so-called Australia

  • Bringing young people together to connect to culture and community – creating art and artifacts
  • “Strengthening cultural and personal identity and build confidence, cultural pride and resilience” 

Yarn Bark

Operating from Watharung
Servicing to so-called to victoria

  • “Supporting young people and communities to heal and realise their inherited strength, knowledge and capacity to live holistically healthy lives through connection to culture, community and country.
  • Resources to support the delivery of traditional craft/artefact making and cultural mentoring workshop for young people
  • Facilitate self exploration, connection to country, healing and community connectedness while keeping alive the ancient knowledge and skills associated with traditional artefact making.”
    More community initiatives updated here soon

        Current Rent Distribution

        *Mutual Aid: A decision has been made to no longer offer mutual aid

        “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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