Up to $70,000 is available from Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants to help organisations to undertake projects that increase participation in Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants support projects that:
- improve the knowledge and understanding of items of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are nominated for, or gazetted as, Aboriginal Places or listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR)
- conserve and protect items of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are gazetted as Aboriginal Places or listed on the State Heritage Register
- increase the understanding, respect, celebration and cultural participation in Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The funding available include:
- $20,000 – for conservation management documents
- $20,000 to $70,000 – for activities and works identified in a finalised heritage management document or tool
- $10,000 to $50,000 – for cultural participation projects that engage the wider community to understand, celebrate and participate in Aboriginal cultural heritage.
You can apply for funding to:
- Develop a Plan of Management:
- for an Aboriginal Place (gazetted as an Aboriginal Place under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974)
- for a site where the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) has accepted a nomination for declaration as an Aboriginal Place and the owner has given written consent for the nomination.
- Develop a Conservation Management Plan or Conservation Management Strategy for an item of Aboriginal cultural heritage listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR).
- Conduct activities and works identified in a finalised heritage management document or tool (such as a Plan of Management or Conservation Management Plan) where they fall within the boundary of the Aboriginal Place or curtilage of the SHR item. This might include:
- bollards and fencing to protect a site
- projects to record site values including oral histories
- interpretative signage, seating, track work or other activities to enhance visitor’s experiences
- re-establishment of native plants.
- Actively engage the community in cultural participation to understand, celebrate and participate in Aboriginal cultural heritage. This might include:
- educational and promotional events that showcase Aboriginal cultural heritage
- development, dissemination and promotion of engaging material, oral histories and media items such as a website, apps, pamphlets, brochures, posters, postcards and interpretive signage
- involving school groups in engaging activities such as script development and filmmaking to understand elements of Aboriginal cultural heritage and historical events
- recording or documenting significant Aboriginal community events and distribution of this to the broader community
- shared history projects, including the study and teaching of language
- cultural activities and celebrations that engage and teach people about acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal cultural heritage through facilitated or planned access to sites, publicly accessible sites, building relationships through working together, participating in broader community events or reaching people using media and websites.
You are eligible to apply as an applicant for an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grant if you:
- are an Aboriginal organisation or Aboriginal Community Group
- are an individual, consultant or organisation with the demonstrated support of an Aboriginal organisation or Aboriginal Community Group
- are a Local Government or group of Local Governments with the demonstrated support of an Aboriginal organisation or Aboriginal Community Group
Applications close 8 February 2019.