Tuesday, 23 February 2016
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging local groups to get involved in celebrating Australia’s Aboriginal culture and take advantage of a funding opportunity worth $200,000 from the NSW Government for NAIDOC Week 2016.
NAIDOC is a weeklong celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia.
Mr Marshall said the government was offering grants to support local organisations running NAIDOC Week events this July.
“We have a lot of active local Aboriginal groups across the Northern Tablelands and I’m encouraging them and local councils apply for funding to support their celebrations,” Mr Marshall said.
“Grants of up to $1,000 are available, with up to $3,000 considered for larger events.
“This year NAIDOC Week will run from 3 to 10 July under the theme of ‘Songlines: The living narrative of our nation’.
“To be successful, grant applicants will need to demonstrate how their event supports promotion of Aboriginal history, culture and achievements.”
Mr Marshall said he was very proud to be supporting NAIDOC Week again this year and pleased the government was provided grant opportunities.
“It’s a great opportunity for groups such as Aboriginal land councils, local councils, neighbourhood centres or sporting clubs to get a little extra assistance for their local events,” Mr Marshall said.
“This year the NSW Government is making $200,000 in funding available – an increase of $75,000 compared to last year, so we can support even more great events right across the state.”
For more information on the NSW Government funding grants and to apply, visit www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au