Terms and conditions - NAIDOC Week grants

Grants of up to $500 are available to community groups, schools and non-profits to assist in the delivery of activities celebrating NAIDOC in Eurobodalla. Grants are awarded to projects or initiatives that make a positive contribution to the community, promote the understanding of NAIDOC and demonstrate creativity, vision and originality.


Applications must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your group needs to be not-for-profit and either incorporated or able to prove that they are a bona fide Eurobodalla based community group.
  • Your group can contribute some financial support or volunteer labour to the activity.
  • Your group can show that it has adequate insurance coverage for the activity.
  • Your group does not have any outstanding debts to Council.

Your group will use the grant to achieve one or more of the following outcomes in your local community:

  • Encourages people in the wider community to celebrate and participate in NAIDOC week activities.
  • Promotes an understanding of NAIDOC.
  • Develops partnerships with the Aboriginal community and/or Aboriginal organisations.
  • Provides an opportunity for Aboriginal people to celebrate and promote their history and culture.
  • Develops original, creative projects or initiatives which encourage the community to learn about, reflect upon and acknowledge the unique contribution of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Successful applicants are required to:

  • Provide bank details for electronic transfer of funds
  • Sign and comply with the funding agreement accepting the conditions of funding
  • Allow Council to include the activity in Eurobodalla Shire Council's What's On event calendar and post on the Eurobodalla Council Facebook page.

Selection priority

Applications will be assessed on merit and available funding. Activities that have been previously funded by a Eurobodalla Shire Council NAIDOC Week Grant or applications from Government-funded organisations will be viewed as a low priority.


  • Grants are generally up to a maximum of $500 (Council reserves the right to allocate more or less funding to any particular application).
  • NAIDOC Week Grants must be used during NAIDOC Week 2023 unless otherwise negotiated.
  • The funding must be used for the project described on the application form and take place in the Eurobodalla Shire. Funds are not transferable to another organisation or project.
  • Projects will not be funded in retrospect, that is your activity must occur after the grant has been issued.
  • Successful applicants are required to sign a waiver prior to the grant monies being issued. The waiver absolves Eurobodalla Shire Council of all liability in relation to your group's grant funded activity.
  • Successful applicants are encouraged to give appropriate acknowledgment of Council's support for the project on all publicity material, reports and awards.
  • Ensure that your group has adequate insurance coverage for your activity. Eurobodalla Shire Council accepts no responsibility for activities conducted through its' grant programs.
  • Council is not obliged to give the full amount nominated in your application. Your group should have alternate plans for funding its planned activity.
  • Successful applicants are encouraged to provide Eurobodalla Council with a written completion report by Monday 31 July 2023. The report should include information about how the grant was spent, the benefits the activity provided to the community and pictures of the activity.

Timetable for grant applications

  • Applications will open from Monday 20 February 2023 at 9am and will close on Friday 31 March 2023 at 4pm.
  • Applicants will be notified of outcomes from Thursday 11 May 2023.
  • Grant funding will be paid to successful applicants from Friday 2 June 2023.

More information

For more information contact Council's Coordinator Community Development and Youth, Rhonnie South: