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Grants and funding

Protecting our Places grants

Call for applications

The next round of Protecting our Places grants program is expected to open for application in March 2015.

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.

Guidelines and application forms

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
(one-stage process)



Available once program is
open for application.

Example guidelines and appliction 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 sources

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

Grants awarded in previous years

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

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


Page last updated: 27 August 2014