2021 Preserving our Aboriginal Sites grants program recipients announced
Friday 4 June 2021
Aboriginal communities and an array of cultural heritage projects across Western Australia will benefit from a $200,000 State Government grants package.
The 2021 Preserving our Aboriginal Sites grants program has awarded grants to 10 not-for-profit Aboriginal organisations to undertake projects that will protect and preserve registered Aboriginal sites across the State.
The grants will also foster economic development in local communities by creating jobs and building local skills and training opportunities through the various projects and methodologies employed to protect and preserve cultural heritage sites.
This year, grants from $6,447 to $30,000 will help share cultural stories through interpretive signage designed by Aboriginal artists, install fencing to protect gravesites and protected areas, establish a Keeping Place for cultural materials and help preserve Aboriginal heritage through cultural mapping, site restorations and ongoing land management and maintenance.
Since 2014, $1.7 million has helped more than 60 Aboriginal groups to manage registered Aboriginal sites and preserve important parts of the State's history.
More information on the grants program visit the Preserving our Aboriginal Sites grants page.