$7.5 Million in Australia Day Community Event Grants now available.

  • 21 October 2021

Australia Day 2022 Community Events Grants are now open with up to $30,000 available to deliver an event that gives your community the opportunity to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day.

WA’s local government and community sectors play a vital role in Australia Day, delivering hundreds of events around the State. From Welcome to Country to citizenship ceremonies, from morning teas to sausage sizzles and from traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremonies  to multicultural festivals; Australia Day is a time we can come together to reflect on our history, respect the contributions of all those who have come before us and celebrate our shared future.

Auspire – Australia Day Council WA in partnership with the National Australia Day Council is proud to support this important work and in 2022, with the support of the Federal Government, grants of up to $7.5 million to fund local Australia Day events are available.

You may apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use National Australia Day campaign branding ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’  Plus, applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and communities to incorporate activities that reflect and respect the history of our First Peoples and celebrate their culture will be eligible to apply for an additional $10,000.

Auspire – Australia Day Council CEO Morgen Lewis said, “This is a tremendous initiative that not only supports local communities for their Australia Day events in 2022, it is encouraging us to all think about how we can include and celebrate our First Peoples for their contribution as a critical part of our National Identity.”

The Grants are available through SmartyGrants and to support applicants and grant recipients, the National Australia Day Council will host a series of briefing sessions and webinars, commencing with an introductory briefing session at 11am (Perth time) Wednesday 3 November 2021. To attend the briefing, Click here.

More information is available by email [email protected]

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