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Grants and Funding

The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is committed to working with landholders and the community to invest in the long term sustainability of this region.

When we offer assistance and support to the community in the form of grants, we consider each grant project to be a partnership with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

Aboriginal Community Grants Program 2017-2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services encourages Aboriginal people, groups and organisations to apply for Aboriginal Community Grants funding, made available through the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

Types of projects activities supported under this grants program include:

  • Awareness raising events and activities
  • Training and skills development
  • Development of management plans for Aboriginal owned land
  • On-ground actions that improve the condition of country or protect cultural sites on Aboriginal owned land

Please take the time to read through the Program Guidelines for more information about eligibility, supported activities and the application process.

There are also tips to help you complete your application form.

Applications close on 31 August 2017.

The process for applying for Aboriginal Community Grant Program funding is as follows:

Step 1: Read the Aboriginal Community Grants Program Guidelines (PDF 321KB).

Step 2: Read the Tips for Completing Your Application (PDF 479KB)

Step 3: Complete the Application Form and then print it and sign it.

Step 4: Email the completed Application Form to us at or post it to PO Box 411, Inverell 2360 or drop it into any Northern Tablelands Local Land Services office (Inverell, Glen Innes, Armidale or Tenterfield).

If you have any queries, please contact:

Grants Assessment

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Assessment Plan for Aboriginal Community Grants. The document is available from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services by request. If you have any queries please contact Liz Blair on 02 6720 8306.