NAIDOC Week Grants Program

The NAIDOC Week Grants Program allocates funding each financial year to support community organisations to deliver projects that celebrate NAIDOC Week, which recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Funding for NAIDOC Week Grants Program is made in accordance with the Community Grants Policy. Community groups are asked to review the Policy prior to application to ensure they meet eligibility and requirements.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • be a community organisation
  • operate within the Gold Coast
  • have an adequate level of public liability insurance for the project (where appropriate)
  • not be an ineligible applicant.

Ineligible applicants are defined under Council's Community Grants Policy.

Project requirements

Applicants must be able to:

  • deliver projects that celebrate NAIDOC Week
  • demonstrate a public interest benefit for the project
  • demonstrate that the project has a defined outcome that will benefit residents of the Gold Coast
  • complete the project within 12 months of the date of remittance of funds.

Acquittal requirements

All projects funded by the NAIDOC Week Grants Program must be acquitted within 8 weeks of the project's completion.

Any unspent or unacquitted funds must be returned to Council along with the acquittal report(PDF, 104KB)

How to apply

Applications for NAIDOC Week Grants Program are submitted in one round:

Opening date Closing date
Round 1 1 January 31 January

Applications from $500 to $5000 are welcomed.

Application forms are available on this page when the round is open.

Contact us

NAIDOC Week Grants Program

Funded community grants

To view lists of recipients from recent funding periods visit this section of the Community Grants Program page.