Grants and funding for Aboriginal people and communities in NSW

Apply for grants and funding to help improve outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal people and communities in NSW. Aboriginal Affairs NSW provides and promotes support for these grant programs.




Aboriginal Affairs NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live. We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders past and present. We recognise the unique cultural and spiritual relationship and celebrate the contributions of First Nations peoples to Australia.

Grants NAIDOC Week community celebrations

The NSW Government is providing $250,000 to support local communities and organisations with celebrating NAIDOC Week from 7 to 14 July. The Aboriginal Affairs 2024 NAIDOC Grants Program enables communities to hold activities that recognise and celebrate the histories, cultures, achievement and ongoing contributions of Aboriginal people.

NAIDOC week grants

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More about Aboriginal Affairs NSW funding

Aboriginal Affairs NSW grants


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2024 NAIDOC Grants

Funding is for the hosting of activities and events for NAIDOC Week that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and align with the theme of NAIDOC Week in 2024.


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2023-2024 Community and Place Grants Program

The Program aims to deliver tangible local benefit and impact to Aboriginal communities against the Closing the Gap socio-economic outcome targets


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2023-2025 ACEMGP

The program aims to enable discrete Aboriginal Communities in Northern NSW to develop emergency management plans and implement emergency management initiatives to build resilience to bushfires, floods, storms and pandemics.



2023-24 Cultural Grants - Round 1

This Aboriginal Affairs NSW program supports Aboriginal community organisations and groups across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities.



2023-24 Cultural Grants - Round 2

The Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program supports Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities.

Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Find out more about the NSW Government agency that advocates for, 

and supports Aboriginal people and communities

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The NSW Government provides a range of vouchers and support:

For Australian Government programs and support see 

Australian Government grants & funding for Aboriginal people

Contact Aboriginal Affairs

Office address: Level 6, 201 Coward Street, Mascot NSW 2020

Postal address: PO Box 207, Mascot NSW 2020

Phone:1800 019 998Business hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

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