Queensland Government announces Indigenous Languages Grants – Australia
The Queensland Government has announced the applications for Indigenous Languages Grants 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.
Language initiatives can include:
producing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language resources, including digital technology in an accessible and culturally safe manner.
increasing participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language teaching and learning.
supporting the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, knowledge and cultural heritage through language focused arts initiatives.
providing professional development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn and teach Indigenous languages.
researching, reviving and documenting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from resources held in State Library or other state or national archives.
Eligible applicants can apply for a share in $400,000 to support Indigenous language preservation and revitalisation across the state.
Applications for grants of up to $20,000 (exclusive of GST) are now being accepted:
10 grants x $20,000 for significant impact initiatives
20 grants x $10,000 for local community impact initiatives.
An applicant wishing to apply for an Indigenous Languages Grant must:
be based in Queensland and the activity 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
a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider
a School Parent Association
a Queensland Government department, agency or statutory authority
an Australian Government department, agency or statutory authority
a Member of Parliament
an unincorporated association without an auspicing body
an organisation not delivering services in Queensland
applicants without a valid ABN
a state or non-state school (schools are encouraged to work with their school parent association or an eligible local community organisation to apply for school-based initiatives).
For more information, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/firstnations/grants-funding/languages/program-guidelines