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Granting ideas: Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2024

It’s NAIDOC Week – a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud, celebrates the unyielding spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We are invited to listen, learn and engage in meaningful action as we journey towards a future where the wisdom and contributions of First Nations communities are fully valued and respected.

Join us in supporting First Nations self-determination this NAIDOC Week. See below for a curated list of First Nations-led community initiatives seeking support or find a local NAIDOC Week event where you can share in the celebrations.

Campaign to end incarceration and family violence against First Nations people

Change The Record

Change the Record is a national First Nations-led campaign calling on our government to invest in holistic early intervention, prevention and diversion strategies that foster strong and safe communities. Change the Record advocates for smarter evidence-based solutions that improve safety, cut imprisonment rates, and address the root causes of family violence. Read more

Core capacity support for First Nations funding

First Nations Futures

First Nations Futures is driving economic justice through a First Nations-led funding platform that provides an alternative pathway for First Nations community-driven initiatives to receive unrestricted and sustainable funding. The platform enables all people in Australia to collectively redistribute wealth and invest in initiatives that support intergenerational change. First Nations Futures is seeking funding to meet immediate core capacity needs to scale and sustain long term impact. Read more

Power to Country: Sustainable solutions for remote communities

Original Power, GARUWA and Ngardara Collective

As Australia transitions to renewable energy, First Nations communities experiencing extreme energy insecurity risk being left behind. A collaboration between GARUWA, Original Power and Ngardara Collective, Power to Country is reconnecting a network of First Nations people with sustainable energy solutions to support their return to Country. Read more

Seeding Strengths Grants: Empowering youth-led First Nations movements

The Foundation for Young Australians

Seeding Strengths is designed to shift resources to empower First Nations young people and their communities through grant-making and increasing philanthropic connections for long term sustainability. In 2024, Seeding Strengths is seeking an additional $50k to redistribute to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations fighting injustice and building Blak power over the next 12 months. Read more

This is not an exhaustive list of First Nations-led community initiatives you can support this NAIDOC Week. You can find a wide range of funding proposals on our Granting Opportunities platform.

Filter by ‘First Nations communities’ to find other initiatives that align with your funding interests.