Celebrating Aboriginal Culture (Australia Day) grants now open


Applications are now open for the Celebrating Aboriginal Culture (Australia Day) Grant program.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to Aboriginal corporations, businesses and community groups to celebrate and acknowledge Australia Day from a First Nations perspective.

Since 2018 the Northern Territory Government has been proud to sponsor a range of events, activities and projects that recognise Aboriginal culture, language, history and achievements.

The Northern Territory is leading the way in supporting a mix of traditional, new and diverse ways that Aboriginal people and community want to recognise Australia Day. The aim is to commemorate and respectfully celebrate Australia Day in a way that is inclusive of Aboriginal people and history.

The grant is in addition to the Australia Day Council NT grant program, and supports Aboriginal people and communities in recognising the day, their way.

In early 2021 many community groups chose to celebrate or recognise the day through storytelling and language based traditional games, along with sharing of traditional bush tucker meals, showing Aboriginal movies and celebrating Aboriginal business achievements and music.

A consultative committee with representation from across the Northern Territory will assess applications and provide recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to allocate funds.

The event/activity and or project that you are applying for funding towards must be completed during the period 20 January - 28 February 2022.

Applications close on 1 November 2021.

To find out more go to Office of Aboriginal Affairs.

To apply for a grant go to GrantsNT.

Aboriginal Grant open

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