Healthy Living Program

The Healthy Living Program is designed to address the everyday needs of the Tjiwarl members. It provides funds to meet the expenses associated with the maintenance of a modest standard of living.

The Healthy Living Program is distributed via Vasco cards. All new members of Tjiwarl Aboriginal Corporation are provided with information about how to apply for a Vasco card in the form of a letter. 

The program is administered by Fordham Executive Office. They are the first point of contact point for any Vasco card questions or issues. Please contact Fordham Executive Office directly using the information below if you have trouble with your Vasco card. For example, if you lose your Vasco card, they can place a "hold" on your card to give you time to find it. 

Remember to keep your Vasco card safe. This card will be reloaded with your Healthy Living Program money each year. You may be charged a fee to replace a lost card. We want to help you take control of your own money. No one has the right to your card except you and anyone you allow to use it. Let’s work together to prevent card theft and fraud. Report a stolen Vasco card, or card misuse immediately to Fordham Executive Office.

Contact details for Fordham Executive Office are listed at the bottom of this page.

Education Program

Education opens doors and creates opportunities for our community. Through the Tjiwarl Education Program, we support Tjiwarl families with their school fees, uniforms, stationery, books, and many other items. This has made a huge difference for Tjiwarl families in providing the best for their children.

At Tjiwarl AC, we encourage members to access the government's education subsidies such as Abstudy, in addition to the Education Program, so we can maximise funding opportunities for as many Tjiwarl members as possible.

Tjiwarl Education Program is used to fill the gaps that the government can’t provide. We want to help you make your money go further.

Some of the items being funded include:

  • School fees
  • Uniforms and hats
  • Lunchboxes and water bottles
  • Books and stationery
  • Laptops and iPads for high school and university/TAFE students
  • Special equipment for specific courses
  • Course fees for completing certificates
  • School shoes
  • School excursions and camps
  • PEAC education extension programs

The Tjiwarl Education Program is administered by Fordham Executive Office. If they would like to apply for funds under this program, members can contact Fordham Executive Office on the details listed at the bottom of this page.

Applications for educational items remain open all year to ensure we can support unexpected education related expenses, and any courses that might start later in the year.

Funeral Program

Funerals are an important cultural event for Tjiwarl Native Title Holders. Funerals come with obligations on family to fund the event. Costs of funerals are often a significant financial burden at a time of great sorrow. This program aims to alleviate some of the financial burden.

The following can be accessed through the Funeral Program:

  • Funeral Director costs
  • Flowers
  • Burial
  • Plots
  • Casket
  • Wakes
  • Booklets
  • Travel support

For more information about the Tjiwarl Funeral Program, or to apply, members can contact Fordham Executive Office on the details listed below.

Memorial Program

The Tjiwarl Memorial Program aims to provide funds for projects to recognise deceased Tjiwarl Native Title Holders who made a significant contribution to the journey to Native Title Determination but never received any benefits. Anticipated projects include purchasing headstones or refurbishment of existing gravesites.

For more information about the Tjiwarl Memorial Program, or to apply, members can contact Fordham Executive Office on the details listed at the bottom of this page.

Medical Emergency Program

When a medical emergency occurs, it can often come with a significant financial burden that can sometimes prevent people from seeking the medical help they or a family member needs, or prevent them from travelling as a support person with family members undergoing vital medical treatments.

The Tjiwarl Medical Emergency Program is aimed at assisting Tjiwarl AC members at times of medical emergency not already funded by Government or other sources.

For more information about the Tjiwarl Medical Emergency Program, or to apply, members can contact Fordham Executive Office on the details listed at the bottom of this page.

Business Development Program

Tjiwarl Native Title Holders have identified Business Development as a core priority in the Tjiwarl AC Sustainability Framework. Members can apply for assistance for expenses involved in establishing or growing their business.

Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • buying, constructing, installing or commissioning of plant and equipment
  • construction and/or fit out of new infrastructure
  • capital expenditure items directly related to your project (not the “business as usual”) for purchase of assets and equipment such as office furniture and equipment, motor vehicles, computers, printers or photocopiers and the construction, renovation or extension of facilities such as buildings and laboratories
  • relevant training and skills development directly related to your project
  • feasibility studies
  • process design and engineering
  • costs associated with the preparation of environmental approvals and other statutory and regulatory approvals
  • business planning
  • marketing activities.

For more information or to request an application form, members should contact the Tjiwarl AC office by phone to 08 9200 3730 or by email to admin@tjiwarl.org.au

Fordham Executive Office Contact Details

Email   tjiwarl@fordhamgroup.com.au

SMS    0421 261 981

Call     1800 325 152

Fax     (08) 6270 4441

Post    GPO Box A3, Perth WA 6001