Reconciliation Small Grants Program

Applications have now closed for the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program for 2019.

Successful applicants will be announced in the week commencing Monday 18 February 2019, shortly after the Anniversary of the National Apology by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (13 February).

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.

National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples and non‑Indigenous Australians.

All applications received for the 2019 grants program will be assessed based on their ability to meet the following criteria:
• increase awareness of Reconciliation Australia’s five dimensions of reconciliation including historical acceptance, unity, equality and equity, race relations and institutional integrity
• raise community awareness of National Reconciliation Week
• offer community members opportunities to learn, share, and grow, for example, through sharing stories about past events and showcasing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, arts and cultural activities
• promote and facilitate respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Queensland community and Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples
• encourage community participation and engagement
• contribute to a statewide program of inclusive and innovative community events, initiatives and promotions
• promote social cohesion through building better relationships between Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Queenslanders, and
• encourage local community organisations to have and show respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

For application enquiries, please email or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).