Who can apply?
Applicants wishing to apply for a Celebrating Reconciliation Grant must:
- be based in Queensland and the event must be delivered in Queensland
- have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
Eligible applicants include:
- a company incorporated in Australia #
- a company limited by guarantee *
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- an incorporated association
- a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
- a local government body
# Grant applicants that are not incorporated should partner with an incorporated organisation with demonstrated capacity to undertake and oversee community projects. This is an auspice arrangement. The auspice organisation details should be entered in the application form.
* A “company limited by guarantee” is a specialised form of public company designed for non-profit organisations. In Australia companies limited by guarantee are subject to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and administered to by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Who cannot apply?
- a Queensland government department, agency and statutory authority
- an Australian government department, agency and statutory authority
- a Member of Parliament
- an individual
- an unincorporated association without an auspicing body
- an organisation not delivering services in Queensland
- applicants without a valid ABN
- public or private schools (including school parent associations), kindergartens, childcare centres and
- previous applicants with an outstanding acquittal form.
Eligible events and activities
The list below provides examples of eligible events. It is not exhaustive, and you are welcome to submit a proposal for a different type of event or activity that meets the objectives of the grant funding.
- Cultural displays that promote an understanding of, and respect for, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander traditions, customs, histories, and cultural heritage
- Celebrations showcasing local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artworks, dance groups, musicians, singers, and entertainers
- Resources or materials (such as booklets, posters, videos, websites or podcasts) that acknowledge and raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultures.
- Recreational activities in public spaces and parks that promote reconciliation between local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous community members including children and young people
- Community-based and community-driven initiatives such as yarning circles or speaking events that foster conversations about reconciliation, racism, discrimination, and related issues, and provide a harmonious, creative and collaborative way of communicating in a relaxed and safe environment.
- Food displays and stalls demonstrating the preparation and cooking of traditional foods and bush tucker
Note: Events that are contentious, traumatic and/or triggering for Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples will not be eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to consider how their event can be inclusive of older people and people with disability.
The health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, older people and people with a disability is a priority. Applicants should carefully consider whether events and activities can be safely delivered. Where relevant, successful events and activities will need to comply with the public health requirements.
A range of resources to support communities during National Reconciliation Week are available on the Reconciliation Australia website.