Reconciliation Grant

Applications now open

Nillumbik Shire Council is committed to creating connected and inclusive communities. Our Reconciliation grants can support community-led projects that promote truth-telling, recognition, celebration, community connection, cultural and social inclusion, and access and participation for First Nations People.

This grant supports community to implement projects that contribute to Reconciliation and the process of healing in Nillumbik.

Council’s commitment to Reconciliation involves:

  • celebrating the rich history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as one of the oldest continuing cultures on the planet
  • addressing the causes of division and misunderstanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians
  • taking responsibility and ownership of past trauma and injustices
  • addressing inequities in health, education and justice as experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What can be funded? 

Applicants can receive a total of $1,000 in funding during a financial year for one or more Reconciliation activities or projects delivered during or in recognition of:

  • National Sorry Day 26 May
  • Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June 2024
  • NAIDOC Week 7 to 14 July 2024.

For eligibility criteria and grant details, read the Grant Guidelines(PDF, 366KB).