Indigenous Fire and Land Workshops program – Australia
The Indigenous Fire and Land Workshops program has been launched to support Indigenous-led knowledge sharing of Indigenous fire and land management practices delivered through workshops Australia wide.
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This 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.
The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Indigenous organizations, Indigenous businesses and Traditional Owners to lead workshops aimed at sharing and strengthening knowledge of Indigenous fire and land management practices.
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Grants from $20,000 to $200,000
Who is this for?
Traditional owners, Indigenous Organizations or Indigenous Businesses that are incorporated in Australia including Indigenous not for profit organizations, associations, councils and government agencies or bodies.
To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be a Traditional Owner, Indigenous Organization or Indigenous Enterprise and be one of the following entities:
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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.
They 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 organization that is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.
Criteria 1: How your project aligns with the program objectives and outcomes (50 points)
You should demonstrate this by describing:
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How your project will strengthen traditional knowledge and understanding of Indigenous fire and land management practices and, where appropriate, further its inclusion as part of conventional fire and land management arrangement;
How your project will support Indigenous communities to benefit from traditional fire and land management knowledge, including through the employment of Indigenous people to assist with the delivery of the workshop/s;
How you will safeguard Indigenous knowledge, follow cultural protocols and include Traditional Owners;
The challenges your workshop will address and what groups you will collaborate with to achieve this, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Criteria 2: Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (50 points)
You should demonstrate this by describing:
Your workshop facilitator and project team’s knowledge, skills and experience in effectively delivering similar workshops, including experience with cultural competency and engagement with Indigenous communitiesi;
How you will manage your project, including project governance and risk management arrangements including your readiness to commence the project with relevant approvals planned for or in place including consideration for possible COVID-19 restrictions;
A project budget including justification of the funding amount requested with respect to the scale of the project and intended outcomes;
How you will measure the success of the project, including monitoring and evaluation activities.
For more information, visit https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/indigenous-fire-and-land-management-workshops