Indigenous Languages Grants Guide

Applications for grants of up to $10,000 (exclusive of GST) are now being accepted.

About the 2023 Indigenous Languages Grants

Indigenous Languages Grants aim to increase the number and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken in Queensland in partnerships with Aboriginal peoples and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Read the program guidelines for more information about available funding, eligibility requirements and how to apply for a grant.

The importance of language

Language is central to identity and connects people to culture, country and kin. Language is also critical to sharing and preserving cultural knowledge and understanding.

With very few fluent speakers remaining in some areas, many languages could easily be lost in the next few decades. The loss of language means the loss of cultural identity that incorporates unique ways of knowing and experiencing the world.

Ensuring children learn Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages is an integral part of preservation— it forms a sense of continuity between the leaders of the past and the leaders of tomorrow, who will be responsible for carrying languages and culture forward into the future.

Current grants recipients

Previous grants recipients

Contact us

If you would like to receive email communication about future Indigenous languages initiatives, please call the Culture and Reconciliation Team on (07) 3003 6394 or email us on

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