August 20, 2020
The State Government is inviting school P&Cs and other community groups to apply for grants to help teach, learn and celebrate Indigenous languages.
The $200,000 joint project between the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Education will support up to 28 initiatives to promote, preserve and revitalise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
“Grants of up to $25,000 will support local, regional and statewide initiatives which bring together schools, local groups and wider communities with language speakers, Elders and Traditional Owners to help languages live on,” Minister Craig Crawford said.
“Language is fundamental to identity and wellbeing, and encouraging all Queenslanders to respect, embrace and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and culture is a positive step towards local thriving communities.”
Education Minister Grace Grace encouraged P&Cs to apply for the grants.
“My department is proud to co-fund this important program,” she said.
“Last year’s Language Grants Program funded some great initiatives across our schools, and I look forward to seeing even more schools throwing their hats into the ring this year.”
Applications for Indigenous Language Grants 2020 close at 11:59pm on October 6.
- For more information or to apply, visit the DATSIP website