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Funding available to celebrate NAIDOC week

Dancing at previous NAIDOC  celebration in Apex Park Byron

Dancing at previous NAIDOC celebration in Apex Park Byron

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Aboriginal people NAIDOC week is now being supported by small grants available for grassroots groups to fund activities.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and is held nationally each year in the first full week of July. This year NAIDOC will run from 2 – 9 July though some communities hold events outside this time frame.

‘This is a great opportunity for groups in northern NSW to get some funding for their NAIDOC Week events,’ said Ben Franklin, parliamentary secretary for Northern NSW.

Grant applications are open and close Thursday 27 April 2017. Not-for-profit community groups are invited to apply for funding in the order of $500 to $1,000. For more significant events, up to $3,000 can be considered, a total of $200,000 is available.

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


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