Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Minister for Finance; Racing and Gaming; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Aboriginal cultural heritage projects to receive $500,000 boost

    18/08/2022 2:00 PM
    • Grants open for projects to preserve, promote and protect Registered Aboriginal sites
    • Total funding pool has doubled to $500,000 for 2022-23
    • Eligible Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to $40,000
    • Applications close on Friday 21 October, 2022

    Aboriginal organisations can now apply for a share of $500,000 in funding to undertake cultural heritage projects at Registered Aboriginal sites - double the previous year's funding. 


    The 2022-23 Preserve, Promote and Protect our Aboriginal Sites Grants Program is part of the State Government's commitment to supporting Aboriginal groups to manage their unique and rich heritage as well as providing training and development opportunities.


    Incorporated Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $40,000 for projects that include sites listed on the Register of Aboriginal Places and Objects.


    The grants will enable Aboriginal communities to undertake physical on-the-ground works - such as the remediation of burial sites and fence and signage installation - to protect and preserve sites that have been registered for their unique Aboriginal cultural heritage values.   


    The program also supports recipients to undertake historical and archaeological research and deliver truth-telling projects that share the unique stories of Western Australia's Aboriginal peoples and contribute to cultural healing and reconciliation.


    For more information about the program and to submit an application visit https://www.wa.gov.au/aboriginal-heritage-grants


    Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 October, 2022.


    Comments attributed to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Tony Buti:


    "Aboriginal sites connect Aboriginal people and the broader Western Australian community to thousands of years of their culture and to stories unique to their communities.


    "The 2022-23 Preserve, Promote and Protect our Aboriginal Sites Grants Program empowers Aboriginal people to manage their cultural heritage. 


    "Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to $40,000 in funding, which will support delivery of important projects that preserve and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage in our communities.


    "The grants also help Aboriginal communities to undertake truth-telling projects, which not only contribute to cultural healing, but also build a greater understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal heritage in the Western Australian community."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400