Queensland Government – Looking after Country Grant program

Status: Ongoing

Region: Queensland wide

Amount: Up to $75,000


The Queensland Government is inviting First Nations community organisations to apply for grants to support the inter-generational sharing of knowledge and care for land and sea Country.

Indigenous Corporations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils and other non-profit organisations with majority First Nations boards are eligible to apply for the latest round of Looking After Country grants, worth up to $75,000 each.

Eligible organisations can use the grants to deliver projects that provide opportunities for their communities to connect and work on Country, creating employment and skill development.

These projects can include a wide variety of activities such as cultural site restoration, on-Country camps, planning events, weed and pest animal control, and soil conservation.

Located in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Jumbun Ltd received a $75,000 grant in 2022 for the ‘Development and Documentation of Traditional Wisdom and Lore of the Land for Intergenerational Connection and Succession’ project.

The Birriah Aboriginal Corporation (Nunnie Burra Ltd) received a 2022 grant of $74,604 for the ‘Birriah Country Connection, Recording and Caring for Country Management Plan’ project to record cultural knowledge including culturally significant landforms, sites, fauna, flora and personal and cultural histories.

A total of $500,000 is available through the 2023 round of funding. Applications close on Thursday, 17 August 2023.

Program guidelines and links to the application form can be found here. Further information available by contact the Grants Officer, Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers Program on [email protected]

Email enquiries: [email protected]

Phone enquiries: (07) 3330 5553

For more information: https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/conservation/community/land-sea-rangers/grants-program

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