Not-for-profit groups and organisations can now apply for grants of up to $500 to help with hosting activities that celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.
National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week provides a special opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
Normally held in July, NAIDOC Week was postponed this year due to COVID-19. It will now be held 8-15 November with the theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be'.
Eurobodalla Council offers NAIDOC Week activity grants of up to $500 to community groups, schools and non-profit organisations every year. Activities funded in 2019 include cultural fishing days, the Sista Speak women’s self-esteem building project, Elders luncheons, flag raising ceremonies, sports days, Aboriginal art workshops and cultural awareness programs.
Applications for the 2020 grants open Tuesday 18 August and close 1pm Wednesday 9 September 2020. Events should be COVID Safe and follow the relevant guidelines from NSW Health.
For more information, including grant eligibility, visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/council/grants/naidoc-grants
Above: St Peter’s Anglican College, Broulee, hosted NAIDOC Week activities last year with help from Eurobodalla Council’s NAIDOC Week activity grants. Not-for-profit groups and organisations have until Wednesday 9 September to apply. Photo: St Peter’s Anglican College