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Grants available to help support NAIDOC Week sporting, cultural and school events

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Holly Freeman gets her face painted at Mullewa NAIDOC week.
Camera IconHolly Freeman gets her face painted at Mullewa NAIDOC week. Credit: TAMATI SMITH/RegionalHUB

Applications are now open for Federal Government grants to help support events over NAIDOC Week later this year.

The 2023 NAIDOC Local Grants are designed to help fund sporting events, cultural showcases and school activities which celebrate First Nations’ histories, cultures, achievements during NAIDOC Week, running from July 2-9.

Local Federal Member Melissa Price said she was eager to see NAIDOC Week events supported in the region.

“I’m thrilled to announce the support for community organisations to hold local NAIDOC Week events right across the electorate,” she said.

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“I encourage all members of the community to attend a local event to celebrate and learn more about the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples celebrating the oldest continuing culture in the world.”

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is “For Our Elders” and celebrates the role of Elders in Indigenous communities.

Applications close on February 17.

More information can be found at https://bit.ly/3Xt55lw

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