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2024 NAIDOC Local Grants Opportunity

Contact Details

NAIDOC Grants Team

1800 079 098



National Indigenous Australians Agency
Close Date & Time:
22-Feb-2024 3:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
2024 NAIDOC Local Grants Opportunity
Primary Category:
251002 - Indigenous Communities
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

FO Reference:


The 2024 NAIDOC Local Grants provide a contribution to the cost of activities and events being held during National NAIDOC Week 2024 (7 - 14 July) that celebrate First Nations’ histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and Australian society. Activities and events should align with the 2024 NAIDOC Week Theme Keep the Fire Burning: Blak, Loud & Proud.

This grant opportunity provides funding to First Nations communities and organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC Week activities across Australia. 



Both First Nations and non-Indigenous legal entities may apply for 2024 NAIDOC Local Grants funding. NIAA will apply the following funding preference priorities:

1. organisations with at least 51% First Nations ownership and at least 51% First Nations control, then

2. organisations with at least 50% First Nations ownership, control or management, then

3. non-First Nations organisations:

a) applying on behalf of a First Nations organisation in a consortium arrangement (where the non-First Nations organisation is the lead organisation); then

b) that have not previously received NAIDOC funding; then

c) with a Reconciliation Action Plan.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the 2024 NAIDOC Local Grants - Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Applicants seeking $10,001 to $50,000 will also be assessed against the selection criterion.

Regardless of the level of funds requested, NIAA will apply the above funding preference priorities in the order they are listed to all applications, including those from educational and correctional institutions, until funding is exhausted. If funding is not exhausted based on application of the above priorities, NIAA may consider funding applications from other non-First Nations organisations. 

NIAA will also consider the indicative allocation of funding within and across NIAA Regions, based on geographic locations and the number and proportion of First Nations residents.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

2024 NAIDOC Local Grants funded activities and events should align with the 2024 NAIDOC Week Theme Keep the Fire Burning: Blak, Loud & Proud and should ideally occur during the scheduled National NAIDOC Week from 7 – 14 July 2024, or sometime during July 2024. Requests to run activities outside this timeframe will be considered on a case by case basis. An extension may be provided if there are extenuating circumstances.  

Should you be successful and unforeseen circumstances arise that mean you are unable to complete your activity during the proposed timeframe, you will need to discuss options with the National Indigenous Australians Agency by contacting or your Regional Office.


Total Amount Available (AUD):


Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be submitted by completing the online application form, available online at: 

To access grant documentation, you must create a login for GrantConnect and sign in. Signing in also means you will be notified about any changes to the documents or the grant round. 

You will receive an electronic Application ID Number once your application has been lodged with the National Indigenous Australians Agency.


Other Instructions:

Before lodging an application, you must read and understand the 2024 NAIDOC Local Grants - Grant Opportunity Guidelines, taking note of the requirements to address risks associated with the spread of COVID. You should also read and understand the application form.  

You may also want to refer to the Applicants Guide, which provides tips and hints as well as frequently requested information about the grant opportunity. 


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Contact Details

NAIDOC Grants Team

1800 079 098