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 open and First Nations groups are invited to apply by midnight Monday 9 August 2021 .

Applicants should review the guidelines (PDF, 233 KB) and consider reading the grant application writing tips (PDF, 157 KB) before completing the application form, which can be found on the SmartyGrants website.

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