MiiMi Aboriginal Corporation

Aunty Ruth Walker along with founding jinda’s (sisters) Rita and Florence Ballangarry established MiiMi Mothers in the late 1980’s when they realised there was no support or help for Aboriginal women and families in Bowraville. With foresight, passion and energy they joined forces and encouraged the community to realise their dream of developing programs and bringing services into the community for women and their families.


Gumbaynggir Administration Support Role

Round 1

Supported with $55,735 to build organisational sustainability and capacity by employing a local administrative person to provide support to the organisation.

The organisation reflects on the impact of the project:

“We’ve been able to fund a role for a young Aboriginal woman Kyiah, who is great at all the admin tasks. Before she came I was doing manager, receptionist as well as admin. It was hard and I was afraid I was going to burn out.
She’s made my role much easier and freed me up to concentrate on things like funding applications. She was a bit shy at first, but she’s gained a lot of confidence. It’s so rewarding mentoring a young person and watching them grow.

This funding is really about capacity building, succession planning and sustaining MiiMi into the future.”

Gumbaynggirr Receptionist

Round 2

Supported with $54,470 to continue employment of a receptionist at Miimi, allowing the House Manager to work on business development.

The Leadership Growth Project

Round 3

Supported with $50,000 to revitalise Miimi Aboriginal Corporation through additional human resourcing to support wellbeing, cultural leadership, social enterprise development and operationalizing a new strategic plan.

Financial Software and Granting Training

Toolbox Grant

Supported with $9,222 for MYOB and XERO training, and a Grant Writing 101 workshop to address the sector wide shared need for skilled and capable office bearers.