Moreton Bay Regional Council Grant applications open for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering grants of up to $1,000 per organisation to help deliver a range of activities across the region to celebrate NAIDOC Week, running from 2-9 July 2017.

 

Mayor Allan Sutherland said Indigenous groups and community organisations looking to host activities, events, or programs to mark NAIDOC Week were encouraged to apply for a council grant before 1 April.

 

“NAIDOC Week is an important celebration of the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the nation,” Mayor Sutherland said.

 

“It’s also an opportunity for the Moreton Bay Region to come together to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our communities.

 

“Last year, Indigenous groups from across the region hosted a wide range of activities to celebration NAIDOC Week, from flag raising ceremonies, to family fun days with cultural performances and activities.

 

“For 2017’s celebrations, we’re offering community grants of up to $1,000 to help subsidise the costs of running these important events, and incentivise community groups across the region to get involved.

 

“This year’s theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’ which will aim to showcase the importance of preserving Indigenous languages through future generations, and encouraging all Australians to notice the use of Indigenous languages in their community.

 

“In addition to the grants funding, council is also able to assist community events through the loan of road safety equipment, marquees, community banners and photocopying. Just visit council’s website for more details, terms and conditions.”

 

Grant applications for NAIDOC Week celebrations are now open to eligible community groups and organisations. Applications close 1 April 2017.

 

To apply, or for more information, visit moretonbay.qld.gov.au/naidoc

 

For more information on NAIDOC Week visit naidoc.org.au

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