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.   


  • 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 

Applications to Connecting to Country are now closed.

Connecting to Country program guide (PDF, 442Kb)

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.

The information for all applicants page and application manual also have useful information, and you can read about previously funded projects in funding highlights.