Looking after Country Grant program

Caring for Olkola country (Cape York)

The Looking after Country Grant program provides funding of up to $75,000 to First Nations communities to conserve and manage environmental and cultural heritage on country. The program aims to build community capacity to deliver these projects, and to develop strong partnerships in caring for country.

Project activities funded through the program include (but are not limited to):

  • cultural site management
  • protected species monitoring and conservation
  • revegetation and habitat restoration
  • fire management
  • erosion control
  • inter-generational knowledge exchange on country
  • the development and implementation of country management plans.

The 2021 funding round is now closed.

The assessment of 2021 applications submitted by the closing date is currently underway.

Further information about the assessment process is available in the guidelines (PDF, 233 KB) .

Applications for the Looking after Country Grant program are invited annually and are expected to next be open mid next year.

If you have questions about the grant program please contact the Grants Officer on (07) 3330 5553 or email