REMINDER: Resubmit NAIDOC Grant applications in NSW to reflect change of date

REMINDER: Resubmit NAIDOC Grant applications in NSW to reflect change of date

by Freya Lucas

August 21, 2020

Aboriginal Affairs New South Wales have reopened grant funding applications in support of activities and events in NSW to be held during NAIDOC Week, which has been moved from its original July dates in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and events. 


The NAIDOC Grant funding is provided by Aboriginal Affairs NSW to support activities and events in NSW held during NAIDOC Week that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and align with the national theme for NAIDOC Week in 2020, Always Was, Always Will Be. 


Grants of between $500 and $3,000 are available, with a total of $200,000 available for NAIDOC Grant funding in 2020.


All 2020 NAIDOC Grants applications previously started or submitted prior to the round being closed in March 2020 must be re-submitted to be considered for funding, an Aboriginal Affairs representative said. Applicants who had previously started or submitted an application have been contacted directly.


Applications must be submitted online at SmartyGrants and close at 5pm, Friday 28 August 2020. Due to NAIDOC Week 2020 being rescheduled, events and activities for which funding is applied for must be held between 19 October – 30 November 2020.


Interested applicants should read the program information from the Aboriginal Affairs NSW website before starting an application and contact their nearest Aboriginal Affairs NSW office if they need more information.