Rainforest Aboriginal Grants 2017

Terrain Natural Resource Management (Terrain) and Wet Tropics Management Authority (the Authority) want to help Rainforest Aboriginal people get their small to medium sized projects developed and ready for implementation. 

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Rainforest Aboriginal people and their organisations to enhance knowledge, fulfil cultural responsibilities to country and improve capacity to manage the cultural and natural values of their traditional land and sea estates in the Wet Tropics region.

What’s available?

• Funding and support for leadership, mentoring and knowledge sharing projects from $5,000 - $15,000 (GST exclusive) through Terrain.
• Funding and support for World Heritage partnerships, cultural recognition and sustainable livelihoods projects from $5,000 - $10,000 (GST exclusive) through the Authority.

What projects will the Wet Tropics Management Authority fund?

The Authority will fund projects that support Rainforest Aboriginal people and their organisations to;

Develop World Heritage partnerships and fulfil traditional land management practice e.g.
• Weed and feral animal control
• Fire management projects for cultural and/or ecological conservation
• Protection, presentation and monitoring of cultural sites
• Establishing and maintaining walking tracks

Enhance cultural recognition and presentation of cultural values e.g.
• Research and recording of traditional ecological knowledge
• Cultural education and training
• Communication products that promote the Wet Tropics cultural landscape

Support sustainable livelihood opportunities and involvement in World Heritage Area management e.g.
• Projects or planning that contributes to social or cultural development of Rainforest Aboriginal people
• Projects or planning that contributes to management of country and economic opportunities through ranger programs, tourism and scientific research

What Projects will Terrain fund?

Terrain will fund group-to-group and individual learning and networking opportunities to enhance the capacity of Rainforest Aboriginal people and/or organisations to manage cultural and natural resources in the Wet Tropics. Some examples are:

• Bringing a trainer to the organisation 

• Enrolling individuals into mentoring and leadership courses 

• Sending staff onto secondments to other organisations (e.g. travel or wage) 

• Facilitating travel to workshops, conferences and or other Traditional Owner groups to gain knowledge and insight of other groups (e.g. conference registration) 

• Purchase of small items of equipment to assist in facilitation of learning outcomes (e.g. video equipment, manuals, reference materials, IT equipment) 

What are the eligibility conditions?

• Projects must fall within the Wet Tropics NRM Region or the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
• Applicants must be a legal entity or sponsored by a legal entity who can enter into a contract
• Projects must be consistent with current legislation and policies of the Queensland and Australian Governments
• Applicants must not have any outstanding grant or contract obligations with the Authority or Terrain

What is the closing date and process for Expressions of Interest?

Round one: EOIs will be accepted from early March 2017 and close on the 31 March 2017

All EOIs will be notified of the outcome by 30 April 2017. Successful applicants will need to sign a funding agreement with the Authority or Terrain.

Round two EOIs will be advertised in August 2017.

For more information on the application and assessment process please see the Rainforest Aboriginal Grants 2017 Guidelines here

How to apply?

Download the Expression of Interest (EoI) form here

Download the Rainforest Aboriginal Grant Guidelines  here

Download the flyer here

The EoI, guidelines and flyer will also be available on the Terrain website at www.terrain.org.au

You can also talk to our staff to discuss your proposal and receive an EOI form via email:

Wet Tropics Management Authority
07 4241 0510 | alicia.haines@wtma.qld.gov.au

Terrain Natural Resource Management
0437 187 036 | vanessa.drysdale@terrain 



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