Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program

This program provides funding to Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Funding between $500 to $20,000.

Who is this for?

Eligible NSW Aboriginal owned and controlled organisations.


Funding can be used for projects that meet the objectives of the Cultural Grants Program. The following are the types of activities that may be funded, where they are aligned with the program objectives:

  • women’s or men’s gathering on Country
  • delivery of a culture and wellbeing camp for Aboriginal youth
  • creation of a digital installation showing Aboriginal history of the local community
  • statewide music or cultural festival
  • hosting a series of online workshops.

Check if you can apply

Small community-based Aboriginal-owned and controlled organisations are able to access this fund.

Applicants must:

  • be an eligible Aboriginal-owned and controlled organisation
  • deliver a service to Aboriginal communities within NSW
  • have public liability insurance of at least $10 million per claim, or be willing to purchase it as part of the project budget.

Eligible organisations are:

  • registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporations
  • companies incorporated in Australia
  • Local Aboriginal Land Councils
  • incorporated associations
  • incorporated cooperatives
  • incorporated trustees on behalf of a trust
  • unincorporated Aboriginal community groups with an eligible auspice
  • Aboriginal businesss or sole traders whose primary business activity relates to cultural expression or revitalisation (noting projects must not be profit-making in nature).

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