Strong Roots for Our Futures Program - Guidelines

The Strong Roots for our Futures Program (formerly known as the Traditional Owner Self-Determination Scheme) is a new initiative established to resource activities to support strong self-determining Traditional Owner groups.

Not-for-profit groups

Updates to the guidelines

The Strong Roots for Our Futures Program is a pilot program designed to resource Traditional Owners of the Mid North West, Central North, North East and Far East Gippsland.

The program is trialling new ways of providing support to Traditional Owners of regions where there isn’t yet a Registered Aboriginal Party or native title determination.

As part of our commitment to be flexible and adaptable, we are currently making some changes to the program guidelines. These changes are based on:

  • Traditional Owner feedback and learnings from the initial implementation of the program
  • reshaping of the Traditional Owner Nation-building Package to best support Traditional Owners of the regions.

The changes will improve processes and make the guidelines clearer.

We aim to share the updated guidelines by mid-August and ask that those wanting to submit applications reach out to the Program team to discuss the application first.

Jesse Williams, Engagement Officer

Nell Reidy, Senior Project Officer  

Reviewed 20 July 2021