Aboriginal Governance and Leadership Development Program


​Aboriginal Governance and Leadership Development Program


The Aboriginal Governance and Leadership Development Program (AGLDP) is a multi-dimensional initiative providing opportunities for Aboriginal people in corporate governance, procurement, and business leadership.

The AGLDP aims to increase economic participation of Aboriginal people and provide net economic benefits through increased employment, sustainability, and increased wealth.

The AGLDP comprises three streams:

Stream 1: Building Better Aboriginal Business (BBAB)
 – competitive Aboriginal business governance foundation grants to assist eligible Aboriginal businesses in regional and remote locations to grow and build better businesses and business opportunities.

Stream 2: Aboriginal Procurement Reform – delivered via an Aboriginal Procurement Advisory Service (APAS) to assist in increasing and maximising the participation of Aboriginal businesses to take on regional opportunities and to develop winning tenders.

Stream 3: Aboriginal Business Leaders Initiative – a regional program aimed at strengthening Aboriginal business participation through training, mentoring and coaching opportunities.

Building Better Aboriginal Business 

The Goldfields round opened on 15 March 2022 and closed at 5pm on 28 April 2022. Applicants are currently being assessed

Building Better Aboriginal Business (BBAB) aims to assist in building corporate governance and business management capacity within Aboriginal corporations in regional and remote locations in Western Australia to grow an opportunities pipeline aligned to regional business development opportunities.

Funding available
: Funding will be delivered via a targeted competitive grants program to support improved business management capacity of company directors and provide business governance support to increase employment opportunity by growing the number and scale of businesses.

Successful BBAB grant applicants will receive corporate and business governance training up to a value of up to $20,000 (excluding GST) per applicant, unless otherwise approved.

The 2022 BBAB round is now open for applications from the Goldfields region. Further information can be obtained from the linked documents below.


Applicants must:

  • be a solvent Aboriginal business or board
  • have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • be an entity that is undertaking a commercial or business activity
  • have operating facilities located in regional or remote WA
  • have operating facilities that will remain in regional or remote WA for next 12 months.
  • have been operating for a minimum of 6 months.