Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in the South West

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino today encouraged South West communities 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,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Turnbull 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”

Applications close 3 April 2018 at 5pm (AEST). Further information on the 2018 NAIDOC Grants is available at pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/indigenous-affairs/2018-naidoc-grant-funding-round-application-kit