Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal grants opened

Terrain Natural Resource Management and Wet Tropics Management Authority are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Rainforest Aboriginal people to get small and medium sized projects up and running across the region.


The grants program is looking for proposals that 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.


Submissions for Round One EOIs are now open. Rainforest Aboriginal people and their organisations are encouraged to apply.


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.


Who can apply?

Rainforest Aboriginal peoples and their organisations who are doing work in cultural or natural resource management including: Ranger groups, RNTBC’s, PBC’s and private Indigenous owned enterprises with a focus on working on country. Applications can be submitted by individuals or groups and evidence of support from the Traditional Owner group or PBC of the area is required. Projects must fall within the Wet Tropics NRM Region or the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Terrain will support leadership, mentoring and knowledge sharing opportunities such as:

• Bringing a trainer to the organisation, or enrolling individuals into mentoring and leadership courses.

• Sending staff on secondments to other organisations.

• Facilitating travel to workshops, conferences and or other Traditional Owner groups to gain knowledge and insight of other groups.

• Purchase of small items of equipment to assist in facilitation of learning outcomes.

Wet Tropics Management Authority will support projects which:

• Develop World Heritage partnerships and fulfil traditional management practice.

• Enhance cultural recognition and presentation of cultural values.

• Support sustainable livelihood opportunities and involvement in World Heritage Area management.


The process?

Round one EOI’s will be accepted from early March 2017 and close on the 31 March 2017. All EOI’s 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 EOI’s will be advertised in August 2017.


How to apply?

Download our guidelines and EOI form here.

For more detail about what types of projects will be funded and eligibility requirements please go here


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 |


Terrain Natural Resource Management

0437 187 036 |

Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal grants opened

Published: 08th Mar 2017

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