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Aboriginal Affairs NSW 2020 NAIDOC Grants NOW OPEN

IMPORTANT: All 2020 NAIDOC Grants applications previously started or submitted prior to the round being closed in March 2020 MUST BE RE-SUBMITTED to be considered for funding. Applicants who had previously started or submitted an application have been contacted directly.

Aboriginal Affairs NSW invites eligible community-based organisations to submit applications for 2020 NAIDOC Grants funding.

NAIDOC Grants are provided by Aboriginal Affairs NSW to support activities and events in NSW held during NAIDOC Week that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2020 is Always Was, Always Will Be. recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. More information on the theme is available at www.naidoc.org.au.


Applications are now open and close Friday 28 August 2020 at 5pm. Applications must be completed online at SmartyGrants.

Applicants can apply for grants between $500 to $3,000. A total of $200,000 is available for NAIDOC Grant funding in 2020.

Due to NAIDOC Week 2020 being rescheduled, events and activities must be held between 19 October – 30 November 2020.

Due to the changing impacts of COVID-19 across NSW, projects must be in line with NSW Government public health orders and advice e.g. social distancing and public gatherings. Up to date information is available on the NSW Government website.

During the assessment process, Aboriginal Affairs NSW may request further information from you on how you propose to manage COVID-19 risks for your planned project.

Application resources and information

Please read the program documentation before starting an application and contact your nearest Aboriginal Affairs NSW regional office if you have any queries.

Batemans Bay   02 4478 2678
Tamworth           02 5778 1804
Coffs Harbour    02 5646 5101
Broken Hill         08 8088 0001
Bourke               02 5834 7001
Dubbo               02 6887 4402
Newcastle         02 4924 7007
Sydney              02 8362 2673

Alternatively please call 1800 019 998 or email grants@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au for assistance.

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