Grants program supporting connection to Country

Posted: July 27th, 2021

The State Government of Western Australia has announced a new $25,000 grants program. The Connecting to Country grants program forms part of the State Government’s Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing; a comprehensive response to the Coroner’s Inquest and Learnings from the Message Stick report into Aboriginal youth suicide.

The program aims to provide funding support to projects that enable Western Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on-Country activities that foster the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities. Up to $25,000 can be granted for each activity or project.

Applications are now open to community organisations, individuals, local governments, groups, industry representative bodies, education institutions and Aboriginal communities that provide support to culture and arts projects and initiatives that renew links between community, Country and culture. Applications are open until August 26, 2021.

Connecting to Country is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.  For more information, to view past grant recipients and to submit an application please visit