Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week with a $1.4 million grants round.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today encouraged FNQ communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration.
“NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our communities,” Mr Entsch said
“Local grants will enable FNQ communities to host their own events, for example a cultural showcase or family fun day.
“The 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to the local community.
“In addition to the local grants, the government will support the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony – which honours the achievements of First Australians across a number of fields.”
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said hundreds of events would be held across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
“I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year and encourage all communities to get involved,” Mr Scullion said.
“NAIDOC Week celebrates the rich and unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their history, culture and language in our nation and I encourage all communities to consider ways to get involved through the government’s grant round.”
Applications close 3 April 2018 at 5pm (AEST).
Further information on the 2018 NAIDOC Grants is available at https://pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/indigenous-affairs/2018-naidoc-grant-funding-round-application-kit