Overview

The 2021 Aboriginal Caring for Country Grants aim to support Traditional Owners’ rights on Country and drive Aboriginal self-determination by supporting Aboriginal communities to identify, understand and apply Aboriginal values and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the management of Country to enable healthy Country and healthy people.

Funding is for projects that will support Traditional Owners’ aspirations for Country and drive Aboriginal self-determination by providing opportunities for Aboriginal communities to access and connect with Country, undertake training to build capability and skills to deliver caring for Country activities and deliver outcomes.

Funding

Funding will be offered in two streams:

Stream 1 - Connecting Aboriginal Communities with Knowledge to Care for Country

Up to $25,000 per project

Stream 2 - Delivering Caring for Country

Up to $50,000 per project

Eligibility

Applicants that can demonstrate their fit one of the following categories are eligible to apply:

  • Any Victorian Traditional Owner or Aboriginal community group with an interest in caring for Country to achieve healthy Country and healthy people.
  • Incorporated Victorian Traditional Owner and Aboriginal Victorian organisations.

Applicant groups must either be:

  • a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission at the time of the application, or
  • an incorporated body either registered through Consumer Affairs Victoria or an incorporated association under the Commonwealth Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Timeline

Applications close12pm, Thursday 22 April 2021
Successful applicants notifiedJune 2021
Projects completed 30 June 2022
Final reports due 5 August 2022

Apply

Applications must be submitted through Grants Online.

Stream 1 - Connecting Aboriginal Communities with Knowledge to Care for Country

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Stream 2 - Delivering Caring for Country

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For technical assistance with Grants Online, please email grantsinfo@delwp.vic.gov.au or call 136 186.

Contact

For more information about these grants, please contact Jackson Chatfield.