Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program

The Northern Territory Government’s Aboriginal Ranger Grants program provides support to Aboriginal Ranger groups to undertake conservation and land management on their country.

Videos about some of the projects already underway have been released, profiling different Aboriginal Ranger groups across the Northern Territory, view the videos below.

The next round of the grants program is likely to open in the second quarter of 2021. Check back for any updates.

The guidelines below are from the last round of the grants program.

The old guidelines have been provided to give insight into eligibility criteria, types of programs funded and the assessment process from previous rounds.

New guidelines are being developed and will be available when the next grant round opens, however many of the underlying principles should remain the same


Guidelines DOCX (2.2 MB) for funding under the Land Management and Conservation Fund provide a comprehensive description of the grants program, including:

  • who can apply
  • what may funded under the program
  • how to apply
  • how applications will be assessed and
  • how funds will be provided.

  • Funding under the Land Management and Conservation Fund is available to Aboriginal Ranger Groups and Aboriginal organisations and corporations.
  • Applicants can submit multiple applications and should clearly identify links between applications under each of the funds.

Applications for funding under the Land Management and Conservation Fund are available through the Northern Territory Government's GrantsNT website.

View the guidelines DOCX (2.2 MB) on how to apply for a grant through GrantsNT.

All future applications will be through GrantsNT only. Anyone who cannot use GrantsNT will have to make special arrangements.

Funding under the Capital Grant Fund and the Land Management and Conservation Fund under round two of the Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program has been delivered.

Round four 2019/2020

Round four funding was limited to single year projects only. Due to COVID-19 impacts these projects may extend into 2021-2022.

To view a list of successful round four recipients PDF (469.2 KB).

Round three 2019/2020

Due to funding commitments from rounds one and two only a single project could be funded in round three.

The project was selected from round two applications for which the Aboriginal Land Management Advisory Group had requested additional information

To view a list of successful round three recipients PDF (416.1 KB).

Round two 2018/2019

To view a list of successful round two recipients for Capital and Land Management and Conservation Fund projects.

Round one 2017/2018

To view a list of successful round one recipients PDF (300.6 KB).

If you have questions about the grant program please contact:

Keith Saalfeld
Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program Director
P: 08 8995 5039
M: 0447 830 097
E: keith.saalfeld@nt.gov.au

Dhimurru Rangers

Part 1

Part 2

Larrakia Rangers

Muru-warinyi Ankkul Rangers

Yugul Mungi Rangers

Part 1

Part 2

Adjumarllarl Rangers

Last updated: 18 December 2020

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