Six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Grants awarded

Released 02/02/2019

The ACT Government has announced the latest cultural grants to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to celebrate, strengthen and promote their cultural heritage.

The aim of the grant program is to provide funding support for individuals and organisations to develop innovative projects and initiatives that promote the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture in Canberra.

The six grants awarded in this round include:

  • Ngunnawal education kits
  • A Wiradjuri language counting book
  • A Connect Community to Culture and Country project
  • A Strong Families through Strong Culture project at the Alexander Maconochie Centre
  • Netball Reconciliation Round
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Showcase at the National Multicultural Festival

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Rachel Stephen-Smith said the grant applications were impressive.

“It’s really exciting to see so many unique ideas and projects from Canberrans and local community organisations. These grants celebrate and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture in our community and I’m very pleased so many people will benefit from these great projects” Minister Stephen-Smith said.

The second round of cultural grants will open 4 February 2019, specifically for culturally significant events occurring between May and July 2019. These events include National Sorry Day, the Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, National Reconciliation Week, Mabo Day, and NAIDOC week.

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