- Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week.
- NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from July 8-15, 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
- Grant applications open until April 3, 2018.
Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said now was the time for community groups 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,” Mr van Manen 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,” Mr van Manen said.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator 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 Australian communities to get involved,” Minister 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 Coalition 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