Member for Lismore Thomas George has encouraged more local groups to get involved in celebrating Australia’s Aboriginal culture, by taking advantage of $200,000 in funding grants for NAIDOC Week 2016.

NAIDOC is a weeklong celebration of the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia.

Mr George said the NSW Government is offering grants to support local organisations running NAIDOC Week events this July.

“I know we have a lot of active local Aboriginal groups in the electorate and I encourage them to consider applying for a grant,” said Mr George.

“Grants of up to $1,000 are available, with up to $3,000 considered for more significant events,” said Mr George.

In 2016, NAIDOC Week will run from 3 to 10 July under the theme of ‘Songlines: The living narrative of our nation’.

To be successful, grant applicants will need to demonstrate how their event supports promotion of Aboriginal history, culture and achievements.

The NSW Government is proud to be supporting NAIDOC Week.

“It’s a great opportunity for groups such as Aboriginal land councils, local councils, neighbourhood centres or sporting clubs to get a little extra assistance for their local events,” said Mr George.

“This year the NSW Government is making $200,000 in funding available – an increase of $75,000 compared to last year, so we can support even more great events right across our State.”

For more information on the NSW Government funding grants and to apply, please visit Federal and NSW Government entities are not eligible to apply.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.