Sea Country Partnerships grants program 2010-11

The Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's (GBRMPA's) implementation of the Caring for our Country Reef Rescue Land and Sea Country Indigenous Partnerships Program funded by the Australian Government.

The Sea Country Partnerships Grant funding will provide small grants between $5000 and $50,000 to fund projects that enable Traditional Owners to better manage sea country. Successful applicants might, for example, use the funding to develop sea country plans, enhance management and technical skills and undertake research and management of traditional knowledge, execute community projects, map sea country or possibly establish committees and working groups that are critical to the development and implementation of sea country management arrangements.

Sea Country Partnerships Grants are targeted towards established and emerging Traditional Owner groups across all geographic areas of the Great Barrier Reef catchment. Applicants are required to enter into a funding deed with the GBRMPA, with specified terms and conditions.

Please note applications for the 2010-11 funding round have closed.

Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program 2010-11 successful projects

The Australian Government has approved $500,000 funding in support of the Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program which will enable Traditional Owner groups to undertake projects on their sea country that result in better management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP).

Advice to Applicants

All proposals were subjected to a rigorous selection process which involved assessment by a panel. The eligibility of all applications was assessed against criteria stipulated in the Applicant Guidelines.

Applicants have been advised in writing of the outcomes of their application.

For further information about Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program please contact Renee Rosse in the Indigenous Partnerships Group, toll free on 1800 990 177.