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QLD Indigenous Languages Grants

Posted by Team APATA | Sep 9, 2021

The Queensland Government Indigenous Languages Grants 2021 will support a range of activities across Queensland which recognise the importance of promotion, preservation, and revival of traditional and contemporary languages in maintaining cultural identity and building the resilience of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Eligible applicants can apply for a share in $400,000 to support Indigenous language preservation and revitalisation across the state.

Applications for grants of up to $20,000 (exclusive of GST) are now being accepted:
• 10 grants x $20,000 for significant impact initiatives
• 20 grants x $10,000 for local community impact initiatives.

Applications close 3pm (AEST) on Friday, 15 October 2021.

The importance of language

Language is central to identity and connects people to culture, country and kin. Language is also critical to sharing and preserving cultural knowledge and understanding.

With very few fluent speakers remaining, many languages could easily be lost in the next few decades. The loss of language means the loss of cultural heritage that incorporates unique ways of knowing and experiencing the world.

Ensuring children learn Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages is an integral part of preservation—as the leaders of tomorrow, they will be responsible for carrying languages and culture forward into the future.

For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE

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