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Queensland Government media release

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a new $100,000 funding initiative that will help more Queensland communities celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2018).

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad has launched the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program for 2018.

“Our Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program is our first dedicated reconciliation grants program and represents a genuine commitment to supporting reconciliation in the heart of our communities,” Ms Trad said.

“Grassroots organisations across Queensland can apply to share in $100,000 worth of grants for local National Reconciliation Week celebrations.

“This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week – Don’t Keep History a Mystery – encourages everyone to join the reconciliation journey by building respectful relationships, learning more about and growing broader acceptance of our shared history.

“With the nation’s second largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, this is a great opportunity to learn about the Indigenous histories, cultures and contributions that continue to shape our State.”

Grants of up to $2,500 are available for grassroots events for National Reconciliation Week across Queensland.

Applications close Friday 13 April 2018.

For more information or to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/reconciliationgrants.

National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign held each year from 27 May to 3 June, and commemorates two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey—the successful 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.

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