Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Connecting to Country

Connecting to Country provides funding up to $30,000 to enable Aboriginal communities based in the Pilbara and South West regions to spend time on country and strengthen links between their communities, country and culture.   

Objectives 

  • facilitate sharing of cultural knowledge and skills between generations, such as preservation of language, stories and dance; 
  • recognise cultural leadership within the Aboriginal community and support leadership development in young people; 
  • contribute to stronger community mental health and wellbeing through culture-specific programs; and 
  • promote traditional ways of maintaining cultural knowledge. 

Apply for a grant 

Check the Connecting to Country Program Guide (PDF, 442Kb) for information on who can apply, how to apply, when to apply and eligible activities. 

The Key Dates Calendar (PDF, 148Kb) has application open, draft review, closing and activity start dates. 

Register or Login to Online Grants to apply online. 

Contact the Senior Project Officer, Cultural Programs Jade Balfour if you need assistance or Contact a Grants and Programs Officer.

Applications close
28 Mar 2019
Amount
Up to $30,000
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
All artforms
Grant Type
Community Partnership
Skills development
Applicant Type
Group
Region
Western Australia
Website
Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (opens in new window)
Contact
Jade Balfour
Email
jade.balfour@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Phone
08 6552 1450