Funding to assist with NAIDOC Week activities

St Raphael's Catholic School, Weigelli Centre and the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre are set to receive state government funding to assist with the running of NAIDOC Week activities.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke last week announced $6,500 in grants to help deliver local community events in Cowra and Cootamundra-Gundagai during NAIDOC Week 2019.

"NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here in Wiradjuri Country and all across Australia," Ms Cooke said.

The events receiving funding are:

St Raphael's Catholic School:

$500 for a barbecue and a family day to include arts, craft, dance and storytelling

Weigelli Centre:

$1,000 to fund an immersion of culture for all

Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre Inc:

$3,000 for a Community Celebration incorporating a community March, Flag Raising, Traditional Ceremonies and a Community Fun Day

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council:

$2,000 for a Whole-of-Community gathering to Celebrate NAIDOC Week showcasing local Aboriginal culture, including presentations, workshops and storytelling.

"Acknowledging and celebrating history and culture is at the cornerstone of NAIDOC Week each year and it is celebrated at all levels across the community," Ms Cooke said.

"I encourage everyone to consider attending and participating in local events."

NAIDOC is a nationally celebrated week dedicated to recognising and sharing the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the contribution they have and continue to make to our society.

NAIDOC week will run from July 7 to 14, 2019.