Queenslanders invited to apply for share in $150,000 Celebrating Reconciliation Grants

Queenslanders invited to apply for share in $150,000 Celebrating Reconciliation Grants

by Freya Lucas

October 29, 2021

Queenslanders are being encouraged to apply now for a share in the Palaszczuk Government’s $150,000 Celebrating Reconciliation Grants Program 2022.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Craig Crawford recently opened the popular grants program dedicated to community reconciliation efforts. Up to 38 Queensland-based reconciliation celebrations will be supported in this round of grants for events to be held in or around National Reconciliation Week in 2022.


“In the spirit of truth-telling, understanding, respect and reconciliation, grants of up to $15,000 will support local events bringing together Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Queenslanders,” Mr Crawford said.


“Past rounds have inspired reconciliation activities like traditional performances, cultural displays, art exhibitions, story-telling and fun runs acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.”


National Reconciliation Week is held each year from 27 May to 3 June and commemorates two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey—the successful 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.


Mr Crawford said community reconciliation events — big and small — help advance reconciliation across the state.


“Since launching in 2018, our dedicated grants program has supported more than 100 reconciliation events in communities including Cape York and the Torres Strait, Gold Coast, Barcaldine, Winton and Doomadgee.  


The Celebrating Reconciliation Grants Program is funded by the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.


Apply now or find out more here