Traditional Owner Healing Country Grants 1.0

Reef Trust Partnership

This opportunity is now closed

‘We Need To Stand Up As One Mob, One Country, One Spirit, One Voice. And Heal.’

Grant applications for Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef and its catchment to apply for funding that will support projects that demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. 

The Reef Trust Partnership Healing Country Grants Program is a competitive grants program which provides $3 million to eligible Traditional Owners to lead and collaborate on activities that reflect their aspirations and traditional obligations to connect, care for, heal and restore Country in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area region.

For further details, please see the Key Documents.

Key dates:

Applications open

Monday 14 March 2022

Online information session (webinar)

Monday 28 March 2022 (previously Tuesday 22 March 2022)

Applications close

11.59pm AEST, Wednesday 27 April 2022

Successful* applicants announced

Friday 3 June 2022

Funding Agreement (contract) negotiated

Early June 2022 onwards

Projects start

Late June onwards

Last possible end date

Friday 31 May 2024

Key documents:

Potential applicants should carefully and completely read the guidelines, the questions in the application form and the proposed Sample Subrgrant Agreement before deciding to apply.

Information Session:

At 12pm (AEST) Monday 28 March 2022, an information session was held to provide an overview of the process, documentation and expectations of the Healing Country Grants Program, as well as to answer questions from potential applicants.

If you were unable to attend, we strongly encourage you watch the recording below. 

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Please note this grant is now closed, for any questions please email