Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.

National Reconciliation Week, 27 May ̶ 3 June, is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other Australians.

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery. This year’s theme invites all Australians to come together to learn, share and develop a deeper understanding and broader acceptance of our shared national story.

Grants of up to $2500 (exclusive of GST) per event will deliver a range of reconciliation events that:

  • raise community awareness about National Reconciliation Week and the National Reconciliation Week 2018 theme
  • offer community members opportunities to learn, share, and grow, for example, through sharing stories about past events, showcasing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, arts and cultural activities
  • promote and facilitate respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Queensland community and Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • encourage community participation and engagement
  • contribute to a statewide program of inclusive and innovative community events, initiatives and promotions
  • promote social cohesion through building better relationships between Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Queenslanders.

Successful applicants

Funding has been allocated to 40 ‘grass roots’ reconciliation events across Queensland, which will be held in or around National Reconciliation Week 2018.

Congratulations to the successful applicants who have received a small grant.


Torres region

Kerkar Bau Mens Support Group Kerkar Bau Reconciliation Awareness Day

27 May

Far North region

Cairns Hockey Association Inc National Reconciliation Week Cairns Hockey Art Competition 28 May
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mystery Behind the Art 28 May
Synapse Australia Limited Reconciliation: our history is your history 29 May
The Generation Rising Initiative Indigenous Corporation Journey Come, Journey On - Sharing our Walk of Reconciliation 30 May
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Hope Vale Evacuation Day Celebration 17 May
Cape York Partnership Wik Nation 2018: Reconciliation Share Our Pride 1 June
Umi Arts Limited Umi Arts National Reconciliation Week Morning Tea 31 May

North Queensland region

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Palm Island National Reconciliation Week Community Luncheon - Celebrating Our Centenary 7 June
Mount Isa City Council National Reconciliation Week Art & Culture Exhibition 28 May
Proserpine Indigenous Reference Group National Reconciliation Week 2018 2 June
Cowboys Rugby League Football Limited Cowboys Community Celebrate National Reconciliation Week 25 May
Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated Palm Island Centenary Reconciliation Celebration 27 May

Central Queensland region

Port Curtis Coral Coast Trust Limited National Reconciliation Week Celebration 29 May
Winton District Aboriginal Corporation Connection with Country Shared among us All for National Reconciliation Week 30 May
Q CUP MACKAY T/A The Mackay Cutters Mackay Cutters Reconciliation Action Plan Launch 1 June
Red Ridge (Interior Queensland) Ltd Keep Us Talking during National Reconciliation Week 31 May
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council OURstory 28 May
Kal'ang Respite Care Service Aboriginal Corporation ‘Reconciliation – it’s about Learning, Sharing and Growing’ 2 June
Jinjinburra Aboriginal Corporation Yarning Place Reconciliation Story Boards 1 June
Port Curtis Coral Coast Trust Limited National Reconciliation Week Celebrating Storytelling 30 May
Rockhampton Regional Council Reconciliation Week @ the Library -Films, Yarning and Bush Tucker 29 May

South West Queensland

Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC Mithaka Reconciliation Week Celebrations 2 June
Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association Inc Gunggari National Reconciliation Week 2 June

South East Queensland (North)

Balaangala Community Group Inc. The While history - Yarning Together for Reconciliation 10 June
Cannon Hill Community Sports Club Cannon Hill Community Sports Club Reconciliation Cup 27 May
Mundubbera Community Development Association Inc. National Reconciliation Week Outdoor Community Movie 1 June
Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated The 2018 Brisbane Boundary Street Reconciliation Walk - Defying the Boundaries 2 June
United Synergies Unite with US in Reconciliation 31 May
Cherbourg Historical, Cultural and Community Precinct Inc Cherbourg Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run 20 May
Help Enterprises Limited National Reconciliation Week - Deadly Partnerships Gathering 1 June
Sunshine Coast Libraries | Sunshine Coast Council Reconciliation Week Bush Tucker Morning Tea 28 May
Communify QLD: New Farm Neighbourhood Centre New Farm Reconciliation Celebration and Yarning Circle 2 June

South East Queensland (South)

Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation National Reconciliation Week 2018- Post contact history of the Legendary Mount Coolum on Yaroomba Beach (Sunshine Coast) 1 June
Blackbutt Art Gallery Inc Sharing our culture 3 June
Logan City Council Creative Reconciliation in Logan 5 June
Krurungal Aboriginal Corporation for Welfare Resource and Housing. Jimbelung Reconciliation Action Day 2 May
Kulila Kindergarten Association Incorporated Kulila Kindy Reconciliation Week 2018 30 May
Liworaji Aboriginal Organisation Liworaji celebrating Cultural Diversity in our Community 28 May
The Brisbane Warrigals Dingoes Association Inc “Don’t Keep History a Mystery –  connect with your heritage through your love of sport" 2 June