NAIDOC Week grants available to local organisations

NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to communities, families, rich history and to the nation.

Under the theme – Because of her, we can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday, July 8 and continue through to Sunday, July 15.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today (March 7) announced that eligible organisations across the region can now take advantage of the opportunity to apply for grants supporting 2018 NAIDOC Week activities.

Mr Marshall said that grants of up to $3000 were available to grass-roots organisations to run local events marking NAIDOC Week, the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

“This is yet another great opportunity for local groups to secure some funds to run successful events in their community to celebrate Aboriginal culture and bring people together,” Mr Marshall said.

“NAIDOC Week is a unique opportunity for our whole community to come together and to recognise the culture, history and achievements of our First Australians and their contributions to our great country.”NAIDOC2018

Mr Marshall said he looked forward to seeing how communities across the region used the NAIDOC Week grants.

“I encourage local organisations across the Northern Tablelands to apply for grant funding to host events during this NAIDOC Week that celebrate the important place Aboriginal people play in our communities,” he said.

Meanwhile, with a $1.4 million grants round, communities across the Electorate of Parkes will be also supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton encourages communities in the Electorate to apply for a grant to host a local celebration.

“NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Mr Coulton said.

“The Coalition Government proudly supports NAIDOC Week each year. Local grants will enable communities to host their own events, for example a cultural showcase or family fun day.”

The 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ celebrates the important contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our nation.

“In addition to the local grants, the Government will support the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony – which honours the achievements of First Australians across a number of fields”

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that hundreds of events will be held across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

“I look forward to celebrating NAIDOC Week this year and encourage all Australian communities to get involved.”

Further information on the 2018 NAIDOC Grants is available at

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Aboriginal Affairs NSW website

Media Release: March 7, 2018