Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers Grant

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers grant opportunity will provide $3.071 million to Indigenous organisations across the breadth of the Murray–Darling Basin (the Basin) to establish up to four new Indigenous ranger groups to work on waterway health projects that support environmental and cultural outcomes across the Basin.

Through the Program, the Australian Government recognises Indigenous Australians’ connection to country and the diversity of environmental and cultural practices across the Basin. The Program is expected to enable Indigenous river rangers to use their knowledge and connection to country to contribute to restoring and managing waterway health to support environmental and cultural outcomes in the Basin.

$ Available: Up to $3.071million.

Eligibility:  Key eligibility criteria will likely require organisations and/or proposals to:

  • Demonstrate ownership, or access to, country (lands and/or waterways) in the Murray-Darling Basin to be managed through the Murray-Darling Basin River Rangers program. AND
  • Demonstrate necessary governance structures, organisational capabilities and environmental management experience to deliver Program outcomes. OR
  • Demonstrate partnership(s) with another organisation(s) that has(ve) the appropriate ownership or access rights to the land and/or waterways to be managed. Partner organisations may also provide assistance, advice or capacity building for other capabilities such as governance and water management.
  • Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Key Dates: Closes on 18 May 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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