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Indigenous Fire and Land Management Workshops

The Indigenous Fire and Land Workshops program supports Indigenous led knowledge sharing of Indigenous fire and land management practices delivered through workshops Australia wide.

Open date: 02 Nov 2020 09:00 AM AEDT.

Close date: 10 Dec 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants from $20,000 to $200,000.

Who is this for?

Traditional owners, Indigenous Organisations or Indigenous Businesses that are incorporated in Australia including Indigenous not for profit organisations, associations, councils and government agencies or bodies.


This program is part of the Australian Government's $200 million investment in bushfire recovery for native plants, animals, ecological communities and natural assets. This funding aims to support the recovery and long-term resilience of wildlife and their habitat.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Indigenous organisations, Indigenous businesses and Traditional Owners to lead workshops aimed at sharing and strengthening knowledge of Indigenous fire and land management practices.

There is a maximum of one application per organisation for this grant opportunity.

There is $2 million available for this grant opportunity.

The Minimum grant is $20,000.

The maximum grant is $200,000.

The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

Your project must be delivered in partnership with local Traditional Owners.

You must complete your project by 1 April 2022.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be a Traditional Owner, Indigenous Organisation or Indigenous Enterprise and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an Indigenous not-for-profit corporation, council or incorporated association
  • an Indigenous government agency or body
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust

We can only accept applications where:

  • you certify that your proposed project does not duplicate other government-funded management actions that are already underway in the location you are proposing to undertake activities
  • you certify that you do not have any overdue reports, acquittals or debt associated with previous Australian Government funding

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

When the grant is available, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

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