Native Title Capacity Building Program funding now open for applications

Posted: May 8th, 2024

Acknowledging that native title parties across Western Australia have different levels of capacity, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) have announced the Native Title Capacity Building Program, designed to ensure native title parties are resourced to provide heritage services and respond to the engagement, consultation and service delivery needs of industry and Government.

The State Government has committed $8 million per year to the Capacity Building Program from June 2024 to June 2027. Throughout this period, bi-annual payments of $90,000 are available to eligible native title parties.

Acknowledging the immediate need for funding, the first payment for successful applicants who submit before 24 May 2024 will be $180,000 with subsequent bi-annual payments of $90,000. Applications received after 24 May 2024 will only be eligible for the bi-annual payments of $90,000.

Applications are currently open. To find out more or to lodge an application, click here.