Local Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Services (LACHS) are established under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 to provide Aboriginal people with a statutory role in managing and protecting local Aboriginal cultural heritage, and to devolve decision making to Aboriginal people at a local level.
The State Government has committed $10 million to provide one-off establishment, administration and capacity-building funding for LACHS. To support this, a two-stage grant program has been established.
The Local Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Services readiness grants program will enable Aboriginal organisations to prepare a readiness report outlining how they will meet the requirements for becoming a LACHS and identify any additional capacity building needs.
Grants of up to $80,000 will be made available.
Those Aboriginal organisations that are designated a LACHS by the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council will receive a one-off grant under this program to assist with the capacity building requirements detailed in the readiness report.
Expressions of Interest
Please register your interest and the Department will get in contact with grant information.