The Healing Foundation announces Apology Anniversary funding!

23rd Nov 12

13 February 2013 will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations and to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To help communities across Australia to celebrate this event, and to build understanding of the importance of the Apology, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation has just announced a new micro grant funding round that will aim to assist communities across Australia to commemorate and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Apology on the 13th of February 2013.

The Healing Foundation's theme for the Anniversary of the Apology in 2013 will be 'Healing our Past, Building our Future', and will look to celebrate the people, programs and activities that, since the Apology in 2008, have helped to bring healing to young people, Stolen Generations, Elders and families in communities across Australia.

The grants will help communities to: 

·         Celebrate the people, programs and activities in our communities that are healing our Stolen Generations members and strengthening our communities;
·         Raise awareness of the Apology and tell the story of the Stolen Generations;
·         Highlight the history and issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and the healing that has taken place; and
·         Bring together our communities, young and old, Indigenous and non-Indigenous
 
Communities can apply for grants from $500 to up to  $1000 for one off events held on the Anniversary of the Apology in 2013.
 
You can follow these links and find: 

- The Funding Guidelines
- The Application Form
 
The deadline for applications closes on 13 December 2012 and all applicants will be advised of the outcome of the funding round in the week of 17 December 2012 to allow for sufficient time for event planning and preparation. 

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