Looking after Country Grant program

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Visiting a cultural site – Goorathuntha Traditional Owners project.

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 2022 funding round is now open and First Nations groups are invited to apply by Thursday 25 August 2022.

Applicants should review the Guidelines (PDF, 230 KB) before completing the stage one application form, which can be found on the Smarty Grants website.

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