Looking after Country Grant program

View larger image Visiting a cultural site – Goorathuntha Traditional Owners project. Enlarge image
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.

Applications for the Looking after Country Grant program are invited annually and are expected to open mid-year 2023.

Information about the application and assessment process used in the most recent round can be found in the Guidelines (PDF, 230 KB) .

If you have questions about the grant program please contact the Grants Officer on (07) 3330 5553 or email landandsea@des.qld.gov.au