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Protecting our Places grants

Call for applications

The Protecting of Places program is currently the subject of an independent evaluation review. The next round of the program has been postponed until this evaluation has been completed and the recommendations considered by the Trust.  It is envisaged that the next call for applications will be in late 2015/early 2016.

The aim of the Protecting our Places program is to protect land that is culturally significant to Aboriginal people and to support education projects about the environment and its importance in Aboriginal life.


The objectives of the Protecting our Places program are:

  • to restore or rehabilitate Aboriginal land or land that is culturally significant to Aboriginal people
  • to educate Aboriginal and other communities about the local environment and the value Aboriginal communities place on their natural environment.

Grants awarded

For information on previous grants awarded please select the relevant year from the side navigation menu.

Guidelines and application forms

All applications for funding must be submitted on the relevant application form for that program and for that year. The relevant application form and program guidelines will be available on the webpage while the program is open for applications each year.  

However, for the information of potential applicants, examples of application forms and program guidelines from previous years are available below:

2014 Program Guidelines

2014 Application Guidelines

2014 Application Form

2014 Application Budget

Further information

The information on this page may be helpful in preparing a Protecting our Places program project application.

For more information on the Protecting our Places program you can also contact the Environmental Trust's Aboriginal Programs Officer on (02) 8837 6399.

Phone:   (02) 8837 6093


Page last updated: 17 November 2015