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The Aboriginal Languages Trust is investing $800,000 in Aboriginal local community groups and organisations who have a community focus on delivering Aboriginal language activities, building workforce capability and promoting the appreciation and use of Aboriginal Languages.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Don Harwin urged not-for-profit incorporated Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to apply, as part of state-based efforts to support languages revitalisation.

The Aboriginal Languages Community Investments Program 2021 is an open round grants program offering a total of $800,000 across three categories to support different project aims including reawaken (supports projects that encourage the development of new or emerging language activities) – up to $20,000, grow (supports existing projects to expand and develop the capacity of groups or organisations) – up to $50,000 and nurture (provides support to build the strategic capacity of more established groups or organisations) – up to $90,000

The Aboriginal Languages Trust was formed in 2020 as part of the Aboriginal Languages Act 2017 to provide a focused, coordinated and sustained effort in relation to Aboriginal language activities at local, regional and state levels.

“There’s an incredible range of Aboriginal language activities underway across NSW and that’s exactly what the trust is here to support,” Trust Board Chairperson Jason said

“Whether it’s about help to create new resources, developing team capacity or strengthening existing programs, we want to hear from the passionate groups that are driving use of their languages across their community and support them to widen this even further,” Trust Board Chairperson Jason said

Applications for the Aboriginal Languages Community Investments Program 2021 funding round open Monday 1 February 2021 and close Friday 12 March 2021, for projects delivered during 2021 and up to 30 June 2022.

 

More information here:  Aboriginal language funding grants