Organisations in the Gunnedah shire can now apply for financial help for NAIDOC Week activities.
The aim of the grants is to support communities in celebrating the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from July 7-14.
Possible projects for organisations to use funding towards include art based activities such as painting and dancing, family fun days, bush tucker activities and more.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘Voice. Treaty. Youth.’ and acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.
Gunnedah embraces the week every year, holding morning teas, an art exhibition, a march, flag raising ceremonies, and biennial awards as pictured in our flashback gallery.
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and non-Indigenous entities are all eligible to apply for the funding, as well as schools.
Application and submission details can be found at https://www.pmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/grants-and-funding/naidoc-week-funding. Applications close February 25.