Connecting to Country with environmental outcomes: POP grants open

The NSW Environmental Trust's annual Protecting Our Places (POP) grants are now open.

More than 50 volunteers plant 4500 plants over 6 days near Rocky Knob in the Hexham Swamp with support of a POP grant.

Aboriginal groups or corporations keen to improve the environment by working on Country can apply for grants of up to $80,000 for environmental improvement projects with positive cultural outcomes.

POP empowers Aboriginal groups to develop and share cultural land management practices and supports Indigenous communities to conserve culturally significant environmental landscapes.

Organisations receiving grants will be supported to develop project plans, with grantees invited to take part in project management workshops as part of the program. This hands-on training and support helps to build relationships and skills.

The Environmental Trust aims to increase the amount of culturally significant Aboriginal land protected, restored and managed by local Aboriginal groups, land managers and stakeholders.

The Protecting Our Places grants program began in 2002 and provides a mechanism to deliver NSW Government policy, priorities and outcomes in collaboration with Aboriginal communities.

POP grants can be implemented over 3 years. Learn more about the POP program, access guidelines, eligible organisations and awarded projects.

Grant applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 April 2022.