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Indigenous Languages Grants 2021

Grants of up to $20,000 are now available for Queensland-based projects and cultural activities that preserve, maintain and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

In Queensland, more than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects were once spoken. Today around 50 of these remain, with less than 20 used as first languages.

The Indigenous Languages Grants program aims to preserve First Nations languages in recognition of the role language plays in strengthening culture and community.

A range of cultural activities may be eligible for a grant, including:

  • art
  • drama
  • music and film projects
  • Yarning Circles
  • audio recordings
  • workshops
  • signage
  • books
  • posters
  • brochures.

Applications close on Friday 15 October 2021.

Find out more information and how you can apply .