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 will be open from Saturday 24 July 2021.

Funding under the 2021-22 Capital Grants, Land & Sea Management Fund and Ichthys LNG Conservation Management Offset categories, will be available from 24 July 2021.

Read the Northern Territory Aboriginal Ranger Grant Program Independent Review of Program Outcomes:

Independent Review of Program Outcomes - Report PDF (1.9 MB)
Independent Review of Program Outcomes - Summary PDF (1.6 MB)

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The Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program Guidelines PDF (454.6 KB) 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 Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program – Capital grants, Land and Sea Management grants and Ichthys LNG Conservation Management Offset grants – 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 Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program are available through the Northern Territory Government's GrantsNT website .

View the guidelines and the GrantsNT online help on how to apply for a grant through GrantsNT.

All applications must be submitted using GrantsNT only. Anyone who cannot use GrantsNT must contact the grants program Director to make special arrangements. Contact details are available in the Contact tab below.

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: 20 July 2021

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