Applications Open for the 2020-21 Round of NSWALC Statewide Grants

1 March, 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for the 2020-21 round of NSWALC Statewide Grants.

The NSWALC Statewide Grants Program

The NSWALC Statewide Grants program is part of a Community Benefits Scheme.

The Community Benefits Scheme is a mechanism by which the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) can provide grants to community members or community entities, under section 108 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW).

Events chosen for the NSWALC Statewide Grants must support and promote Aboriginal culture and/or sporting achievement, have statewide Aboriginal participation and be of statewide significance for Aboriginal peoples in NSW. 

Activities that do not meet these purposes will not be funded under the Statewide Grants component.

There is one funding round each year, with the application period open for two months.

The NSWALC Statewide  Grants Policy & Procedure form  outlines what grants can be used for, and how grant applications will be assessed.

2020-21 Funding Round

The application period for the 2020-21 round of NSWALC Statewide Grants will be open from Sunday 1 March 2020 and close on Thursday 30 April 2020.

How to apply

Eligible applicants can access the application form on the NSWALC website here.

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to no later than 5pm on Thursday 30 April 2020.

More information

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the NSWALC Program Implementation Unit on 02 9689 4444 or via email at


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.