What is a Beneficiary?
A Beneficiary is a person entitled to receive benefits from the General Gumala Foundation (GGF). To be a Beneficiary of this Foundation, you must be recognised as an individual of one of the three language groups: Bunjima, Nyiyaparli or Yinhawangka.
Gumala has approximately 1,600 registered adult Beneficiaries. In making a decision about who qualifies as a Beneficiary, the Trustee is bound by the Trust Deed to consider the following:
If you become a Beneficiary, you will be entitled to receive benefits from the GGF. As a Member you will be able to access these entitlements through programs, which have been designed to assist in the alleviation of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune or destitution.
If you have recently turned 18, you are encouraged to put in a joint application for approval.BECOME A BENEFICIARY
Our Application Reviewing Process
Once an application is sent to us, the application is sent to the Foundation Application Review Committee for assessment and review. This committee makes recommendations to the GAC and GIPL Boards respectively about the applications.The GIPL Board approves Beneficiary status. The GAC Board approve Memberships. For this reason, the committee is made up of TO Directors from both the GIPL and GAC Boards. This ensures the decision making is consistent regarding the outcomes of applications.