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NAIDOC Week Grants Program

The NAIDOC Week Grants Program is allocated funding each financial year to support community organisations to deliver projects that celebrate NAIDOC Week.

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), and
  • not be an ineligible applicant.

Ineligible applicants are defined under Council’s Community Grants Policy as:

  • Council’s controlled entities
  • Placemakers Gold Coast Ltd.
  • Gold Coast Education and Training Network Incorporated
  • Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Ltd.
  • community organisations that receive funding raised via any special rate, separate levy or charge of Council (e.g. Volunteer Fire Brigade Charge) in the same financial year in which an application for grant funding is received under this policy
  • political advocacy groups or those who provide political donations
  • government bodies (excluding primary and secondary schools)
  • political parties, chambers of commerce, industry association or body corporate
  • any community organisation that has an outstanding acquittal for grant funding received under this 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.

Program opening and closing dates

Applications for NAIDOC Week grants are received via one round:

NAIDOC Week Grants Program Opening date Closing date
Round 1 1 January 31 January

Funding available

Applications from $500 to $5,000 are welcomed.

Acquittal requirements

All projects funded by the NAIDOC Week Grants Program must be acquitted within eight weeks of project completion or 12 months from the date of remittance of funds (whichever is earlier).

Any unspent or unacquitted funds must be returned to Council along with the acquittal report.

More information

Contact us: Community Grants Administrator
Email: communitygrants@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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