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2019 NAIDOC Grant Funding Round

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) invites eligible applicants to submit applications for 2019 NAIDOC Grant Funding under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

The 2019 NAIDOC Grant Funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities may apply for NAIDOC funding. Where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations are found suitable preference will typically be given to the Indigenous organisation.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlined in the IAS Grant Guidelines. An exception to this is state and territory agencies and bodies (including Government Business Enterprises) are not eligible to apply for NAIDOC grant funding. However, schools and correctional facilities are eligible. State and territory agencies and bodies may apply on behalf of a school or correctional facility. (For more information on the funding agreements for NSW and WA government schools, please see the Frequently Asked Questions in the 2019 NAIDOC Application Kit.)

Community groups that may not be eligible to apply for funding are encouraged to consider partnering with an eligible organisation.

Contact Details

P: 1800 079 098



GO Documents

GO ID: GO2232

Agency: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Internal Reference ID: 4-AAMVRGF

Primary Category: 251001 – Indigenous Arts and Culture

Secondary Category: 251002 – Indigenous Communities

Location: ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS

Selection Process: Open Competitive

FO Reference:  Forecast Opportunity 2019 NAIDOC Grant Funding

Total Amount Available (AUD): $1,400,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission: Applications for funding must be submitted using the online application form. The online application form can be found through this link: 2019 NAIDOC Application Form

Other Instructions:

The 2019 NAIDOC Application Kit provides key information to assist applicants to complete the application form. All material within the Application Kit should be read in conjunction with the IAS Grant Guidelines.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to align their project with the annual NAIDOC theme. The National NAIDOC Theme for 2019 is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’ This theme acknowledges the significance language has in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements, and continuing contributions.

Applications close: 25 February 2019 at 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time).