Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program

The Northern Territory Government’s Protecting Country, Creating Jobs initiative supports Aboriginal Rangers to protect the environment and create jobs. This includes a Capital Grants Fund for Indigenous Ranger groups to help purchase essential items, with funding of $4.1m over 2 years; and a Land Management and Conservation Fund to improve conservation practices on Aboriginal land, with funding of $2 million per annum from 2017 to 2018.

Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program 

Round two is now closed

Aboriginal Ranger GrantsFormsOpenClose
Land Management and Conservation Fund24 September 2018Closed
  
Capital Grant Fund
24 September 2018
Closed

Guidelines for funding under the Land Management and Conservation Fund provide a comprehensive description of the grants program, including who can apply, what may funded under the program, how to apply, how applications will be assessed and how funds will be provided.

Terms and Conditions

  • Funding under the Capital Grants Fund is available to Aboriginal Ranger Groups only.
  • Funding under the Land Management and Conservation Fund is available to Aboriginal Ranger Groups and Aboriginal organisations and corporations.
  • Applicants must submit separate applications for funding under the Capital Grants and the Land Management and Conservation Funds, and a separate application for each capital item or project.
  • Applicants can submit multiple applications and should clearly identify links between applications under each of the funds.

Round Two 2018/2019

Funding under the Capital Grant Fund and the Land Management and Conservation Fund under Round Two of the Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program has been delivered.

  • $1.95m in total was allocated to 29 Ranger Groups across the Northern Territory under the Capital Grants category for essential capital items, equipment and infrastructure.
  • In 2018 to 2019 a total of $1.80m of funding was allocated to eight new and 21 existing projects under the Land Management and Conservation Fund (LMCF) category to improve and develop conservation practices on Aboriginal land.
  • $1.28m over 3 years was allocated to eight new projects across the Northern Territory under the LMCF, with $0.36m of this funding allocated in the 2018 to 2019 financial year and the remaining funding to be provided in future years.
  • In 2017 to 2018 $4.46m was allocated over three years to 22 projects under the LMCF, with $1.30m of this funding allocated in the 2017 to 2018 financial year (as below for Round 1) and $1.44m allocated in the 2018 to 2019 financial year (Round 2).

To view a list of successful round 2 recipients for Capital and Land Management and Conservation Fund projects.

Round One 2017/2018

To view a list of successful round 1 recipients (300.6 kb)

For more information, please contact:

Keith Saalfeld
Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program Director
P: 08 8995 5039
M: 0447 830 097
E: keith.saalfeld@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 24 July 2019

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