Protect Our Places grants

The NSW Environmental Trust’s annual Protecting Our Places grants are now open, and Aboriginal groups and corporations are encouraged to apply for funding up to $80,000 to help increase the amount of culturally significant Aboriginal land protected, restored, and managed by local Aboriginal groups, land managers, and stakeholders.

Organisations receiving grants will be supported by the NSW’s Environmental Trust to develop project plans from the beginning.

In recent years, the Trust has introduced project management workshops as part of the grants program.

Aboriginal Programs Officer with the Trust, Shannon Whyte, says the grant program is in its twenty-second year and has funded more than 240 Aboriginal community-led environmental projects.

“Any Aboriginal groups working on Country can apply for funding through this fantastic program,” Ms Whyte said.

“Protecting Our Places empowers Aboriginal groups to develop and share their cultural land management practices,” she said. “It also supports communities to conserve culturally significant environmental landscapes across NSW.

“The types of projects that have successfully applied for funding include creating bush tucker gardens, rainforest and riverbed restoration, fire management and conservation of threatened species habitat,” said Ms Whyte. “In response to feedback, the Trust has also greatly simplified the grant application process this year and we genuinely look forward to receiving applications.”

Applications for Protecting Our Places grants close Tuesday April 2.

For more information and to apply, go to:

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