David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

NAIDOC Week 2022 grants now available

January 31, 2022

The Coalition Government is delivering $1.4 million to support communities and organisations celebrate NAIDOC Week from 3 to 10 July 2022.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has invited those in his electorate to join in the celebrations and apply for a grant to host a local activity in support of NAIDOC week.

“NAIDOC Week is the most comprehensive showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Every year, we celebrate and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ excellence and their contribution to our country that dates back tens of thousands of years.”

“It’s a chance to share in our rich history and hold up the many heroes of our past and elevate those Indigenous Australians who are currently making our nation a better place for all.”

Mr Littleproud said that more than ever before, governments are working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and are laying the groundwork for strong local and regional voices to inform future policies, programs and service delivery.

“The conversations we have longed for are happening, more people are getting involved in a wide range of processes to improve justice and representation, and there is a collective will to walk our reconciliation journey together,” he said.

Details of eligibility and information on how to apply for NAIDOC Week grants are now available at www.grants.gov.au.

The National NAIDOC Committee has also called for entries in the annual poster competition. Artists aged 13 and over have the opportunity for their artwork to feature on the national stage, win a $10,000 cash prize and receive tickets to the Awards Ceremony.

“This is a chance to have your artwork recorded in history alongside many iconic pieces that help create the legacy of NAIDOC,” Mr Littleproud said.

Details of events, information, criteria and closing dates are all available at www.naidoc.org.au.