What is the Indigenous Fire and Land Management Workshops?

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

 

Background

This program will run over two years from 2020-2021 to 2021- 2022 to support Indigenous-led knowledge sharing of Indigenous fire and land management practices delivered through workshops Australia wide. The 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.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support Indigenous-led knowledge sharing of Indigenous fire and land management practices
  • strengthen the knowledge and understanding of traditional Indigenous fire and land management practices
  • support Indigenous communities to benefit from traditional fire and land management knowledge.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • Indigenous-led fire and land management workshops that support a greater understanding of Indigenous fire and land management practices within Indigenous communities
  • to support the inclusion of Indigenous fire and land management practices in wider conventional fire and land management arrangements
  • Indigenous communities are empowered to progress Indigenous fire and land management activities

 

Funding

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

  • The minimum grant amount is $20,000 (GST exclusive).
  • The maximum total grant amount is $200,000 (GST exclusive)

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must:

  • deliver Indigenous-led workshops which are designed to address one or more of these points:
    • strengthen traditional fire and land management knowledge within Indigenous communities
    • develop actions to safeguard traditional fire and land management knowledge, including through engagement and knowledge sharing protocols
    • have collaboration between Indigenous communities, fire and land management partners and interested parties to share knowledge, improve understanding and inclusion of Indigenous fire and land management practices in conventional fire and land management
      arrangements
    • develop partnerships between Indigenous communities and fire and land managers to address barriers to implementing Indigenous fire and land management practice in conventional fire and land management arrangements
  • be delivered in partnership with local Traditional Owners
  • have at least $20,000 in eligible expenditure
  • be completed by 1 April 2022
  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure.

The program may also approve other activities.

 

Eligible Applicants

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

The program 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.

 

Timing

Applications close 10 December 2020.

 

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