Connecting to Country WA

Funding is available to WA Aboriginal people and organisations undertaking projects to foster the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.

Closes in 3 days

Closing date: Thursday 8 December 2022 Thu 8 Dec 2022

What do you get?

Funding of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Aboriginal organisations, groups or individuals in WA.


The program intends to:

  • facilitate sharing of cultural knowledge and skills between generations, such as the preservation of language, stories and dance
  • recognise Aboriginal cultural leadership within the Aboriginal community and support leadership development in young people
  • contribute to stronger community mental health and wellbeing
  • strengthen, protect and maintain traditional ways of maintaining cultural knowledge.

Check if you can apply

Applications are open to Aboriginal individuals, groups or organisations in Western Australia; or those who work with Aboriginal people in community, and can demonstrate strong Aboriginal governance and leadership in their application.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • service providers, delivering targeted services to Aboriginal people or communities
  • local government authorities.

Funding is not available for regular business activities. Examples of activities that are eligible include:

  • cultural maintenance activities
  • intergenerational activities to improve understanding of Country, ancestry and kinship connections
  • youth projects focused on reconnecting people to Country, culture and identity
  • activities promoting positive community resilience, wellbeing and mental health
  • opportunities to engage with language and stories
  • projects that focus on women's or men's business.

Apply now

Apply for the Connecting to Country WA

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.