Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.
Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is encouraging communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration here on the southern Gold Coast.
“NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Mrs Andrews said.
“The Coalition Government proudly supports NAIDOC Week each year. Local grants will enable 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 our nation.
“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”
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that hundreds of events will be held across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
“I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year and encourage all Australian communities to get involved.”
“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 Coalition Government’s grant round,” Minister Scullion said today.
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