NAIDOC Local Grants Program

Grant Category Indigenous Communities
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of National Indigenous Australians Agency
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Australian Government is inviting applications for funding through an open process in 2021-22 for the 2022 NAIDOC Local Grants Round, delivered under Program 1.4 – Culture and Capability of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

This grant round provides funding to Indigenous and non Indigenous organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. NAIDOC activities should align with the 2022 theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’.

The objectives of the program are to promote:

  • the expression, engagement and conservation of Indigenous Australians’ cultures
  • Indigenous Australians’ participation in the social and economic life of Australia through healing, and strengthening the capability, governance and leadership of Indigenous Australians, organisations and communities,
  • broader understanding and acceptance of the unique place of Indigenous Australians’ cultures in Australian society.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • contribute to the maintenance and strengthening of Indigenous Australians’ cultural expression and conservation, including recognition of Australia’s shared history and valuable Indigenous Australian heritage
  • support activities that increase the participation of Indigenous Australians in Australian society through healing and improved individual, community and organisational capability and leadership,
  • promote the unique place Indigenous Australians and their cultures have in Australian society.

More information

More information about the NAIDOC Local Grants Program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Letter of Agreement
  • Privacy Collection Notice Factsheet

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2021-6696 – NAIDOC Local Grants Program 2022 when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.