$200,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE PROJECTS

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced that an additional round of grants to support the revitalisation of Aboriginal languages is being offered by the State Government.

Mr Marshall said this additional funding presented an excellent opportunity for local organisations to apply for one-off funding up to $30,000 to deliver a language project within the community.

He said the ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ Community Language Grants program supported the ongoing celebration of Aboriginal culture and cultural revitalisation by assisting Aboriginal organisations to develop and implement language projects in partnership with local communities.

“Strong connections to language and culture are vitally important to the broader context of healing and strengthening cultural identity for Aboriginal people across the state,” Mr Marshall said.

“I have seen a number of language programs run quite successfully in our region in recent years and am urging groups to lodge an application for funding to continue this good work.”

“OCHRE, the NSW Government’s community focused Plan for Aboriginal affairs commits the NSW Government to working in genuine partnership with Aboriginal communities,”

“OCHRE supports initiatives that improve Aboriginal people’s social, economic and cultural wellbeing.”

The ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ Community Language Grants applications will close on Friday, 6 May 2016.

For more information please visit www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/our-languages-our-way-language-grant-program

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