The National Indigenous Australians Agency is providing grants between $200 and $50,000 to projects that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.
To be eligible to apply for grant funding under the NAIDOC Local Grants program opportunity you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) (exemptions may apply in special cases)
- be registered for the purposes of GST, where relevant
- if an individual, be a permanent resident of Australia, and
- have an account with an Australian financial institution.
AND be one of the following entity types:
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
- a company incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001
- an Incorporated Association (incorporated under state/territory legislation, and commonly have 'Association' or 'Incorporated' or 'Inc' in their legal name)
- an Incorporated Cooperative (incorporated under state/territory legislation, and commonly have ’Cooperative' in their legal name)
- an organisation established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or state/territory legislation including public benevolent institutions, churches, universities, local government and state government
- a school or correctional facility (note: State and territory agencies and bodies may apply on behalf of a school or correctional facility, such as under NSW and WA funding arrangements for NAIDOC activities. Please refer to the separate Frequently Asked Questions document for further information.)
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- a partnership, with at least one organisation that satisfies the entity type requirement
- a consortium (joint application) with a lead organisation that satisfies the entity type requirement, or
- an individual with an ABN.
Eligible may activities include:
- Arts based activities, including painting, dancing, crafts, storytelling
- Family fun days
- Cultural activities
- Elders activities
- Bush tucker and other community cooking activities
- NAIDOC themed sporting activities or competitions
- Activities that actively promote reconciliation
- Flag raising ceremonies with accompanying activities
- Activities that promote health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For further information about the grant and applications refer to the National Indigenous Australians Agency website. You can also contact my office with queries on 4423 1782 or email [email protected]
Applications close 17 August 2020.