NAIDOC Local Grants round now open
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NAIDOC Local Grants round now open

by Freya Lucas

March 06, 2020

The 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants round is now accepting applications from community groups and other organisations to run a host of activities to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements, and continuing contributions to our country and society during NAIDOC Week, to be celebrated 5 – 12 July 2020. 


In 2020, the NAIDOC Theme celebrates the theme “Always Was, Always Will Be”, and the Local Grants are available to support “ all sorts of activities, big and small” a spokesperson said. The majority of grants are for amounts of $500 to $1,000. 


Administered by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), the grants can be found online through Grant Connect along with information on eligibility and guidance on how to apply. 


Applications from Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations are welcome. Previous projects that have been funded include: arts based activities (e.g. painting, dancing and crafts), storytelling, family fun days, and sporting activities. 


With the 2020 National NAIDOC Week Awards hosted by Alice Springs (Mparntwe), the NAIDOC Week Local Grants also provide an opportunity for organisations in Central Australia, to extend the celebrations of NAIDOC Week in the community.  


To access the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants documentation: 

  •   Go to the Grant Opportunity page.
  •   Click on the red “GO Documents” button on the left of the page 
  •   If you have not logged into GrantConnect, you will be taken to the login page. 
  •   If you have logged in, it will take you to a page with the grant documentation. 


Applications close 8pm AEDT 30 March 2020, and any enquiries in relation to the grants should be directed to [email protected] or the relevant NIAA Regional Office

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