Country, Culture, People, Future

October 2020

Grant program to support connection to Country

Posted: October 13th, 2020

Grants to support West Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to connect to Country and Culture are being offered by the State Government.

Connecting to Country provides grants up to $25,000 for a wide range of activities that foster the transfer of knowledge between generations, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.

The funding may support costs such as travel, equipment hire, specialist services, documentation or other costs associated with the project.

Applications are open to Aboriginal communities across Western Australia; or Western Australian groups that work with Aboriginal people in community, who can demonstrate strong Aboriginal governance and leadership in their application.

Connecting to Country is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. For more information on the grant program, click here

Applications are now open, and close on November 10, 2020.

FACCI’s Indigenous Economic Development Summit

Posted: October 2nd, 2020

First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) is inviting indigenous business and corporations to the 2nd Annual Indigenous Economic Development Summit.

The summit focus is to uncover emerging commercial opportunities that could allow Indigenous businesses to thrive, embrace industry innovation, and be better placed to win government procurement contracts.

You can join via a live-stream.

Key themes and presenting organisations include:

  • Cultural and Community Benefits of Growing Indigenous Business; Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
  • Getting Your Indigenous Enterprise Off the Ground; Barayamal Centre Of Entrepreneurship, Terri Janke And Company
  • Ensuring Indigenous Business Remains Sustainable; Indigenous Land And Sea Corporation, Australian Native Food And Botanicals, MJB Solutions
  • Maximising Procurement Opportunities; National Indigenous Australians Agency, Barpa, Eon Protection

View the full program online here.