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NAIDOC Week Local Grant round now open

NAIDOC Week Local Grant round now open

Indigenous Affairs Culture and Capability NAIDOC Grants and Funding NAIDOC week funding
Monday, 20 July 2020

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Celebrating NAIDOC Week. Local Grant Applications Open. Closes 17 August 2020.

The 2020 NAIDOC local grants funding round has re-opened.  

NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

Applications are open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to support the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia.

All events and activities will need to be adapted to meet government guidance aimed at reducing the risks associated with COVID-19, including requirements for physical distancing. We ask all applicants be mindful of the need to protect our communities and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The Grant Opportunity Guidelines have some additional information on requirements for grant applicants that will need to be reviewed before applying.

Organisations that had submitted an application for the NAIDOC Local Grants Round that closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions will need to submit a new application. They will be provided with a reference copy of their application within a week of the round opening.

In 2020, the Australian Government has committed $1.4 million for the NAIDOC local grant activities through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. In 2019, over 600 organisations across Australia received funding to support their NAIDOC events.

Information on 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants funding, including the application kit, is available on Grants Connect.  

Applications close 17 August at 7pm (AEST).

Read Minister Wyatt’s media release.

Due to the risk of COVID-19, the National NAIDOC Committee postponed the celebration of 2020 NAIDOC Week from July to 8-15 November 2020.

The 2020 National NAIDOC Week theme, “Always was, Always will be.” recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

To find out more, visit the NAIDOC website.