About the program
The ‘Preserving our Aboriginal Sites’ grant program is run annually by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. Applications for the 2019 program are currently open.
The program offers financial support to incorporated Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations to undertake projects that protect and preserve registered Aboriginal sites. Incorporated Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations can apply for a maximum of $30,000 (excluding GST) per application. Applicants may submit as many applications as they wish. Grants are offered following a competitive assessment process. The assessment will be based on the ‘project requirements’ listed further down this page.
Grant applications will only be accepted for projects associated with heritage places that are Registered Sites on the Register of Places and Objects (the Register) at the time of application from Incorporated Aboriginal organisations. You can check which places are on the Register using the Aboriginal Heritage Inquiry System.
Who can apply?
Only incorporated Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply. Individuals and government agencies (Local, State and Federal) are not eligible for grant funding through this program.
Joint submissions with other organisations may be made, however, a single eligible Aboriginal organisation must be listed as the applicant, with the other organisation(s) listed in the project details section of the application form. For example, an organisation that is not confident that it can manage any resultant grant may wish to partner with an organisation that will manage the financial aspects of the project (auspicing body). The auspicing body must agree to receive the funds and to administer the grant in accordance with the terms and conditions of the signed grant agreement.
The Project will be required to demonstrate the following outcomes:
- Sustainable, long-term heritage benefits
- Public benefit and increased awareness of Aboriginal heritage
- Opportunities and benefits for Aboriginal people and organisations.
We highly recommend that you discuss your project with the grants team at the Department prior to submitting your application. Please contact Rae Young, Senior Projects Officer, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
Phone enquiries: (08) 6551 9747
Email enquiries: HeritageGrants@dplh.wa.gov.au
Application closing date
Tuesday 29 October, 4:00pm