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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Welcome to the Department of Environment and Science's (DES) online grant application service for the Looking after Country Grant Program.
The grant program provides funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups to conserve and protect the environment and cultural heritage, through on-ground management and collaborative partnerships.
Please note that the funding is provided through a competitive application process. Each year, many more applications are received than the number of projects (about seven) for which there is available funds. You are encouraged to put in an application that is as clear and complete as possible, in order to have the best chance of being successful.
You are required to read the guidelines before proceeding with your application. Search for 'Looking after Country Grant program' on DES's website for a link to the guidelines.
You are strongly encouraged to save every 5 to 10 minutes to reduce the risk of loss of information.
This is the Expression of Interest (EOI) form. If your EOI is successful, you will be provided with advice on progressing an application form.
EOI applications need to be received by midnight on Monday 20 April 2020.
If a technical error occurs, staff at SmartyGrants are available and ready to help. Contact them on 03 9320 6888 during business hours or email email@example.com and quote your application number.
For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact the program team on 07 3330 5553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM
On the left hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.
You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.
SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION
If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.
You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the navigation panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.
Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.
Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.
When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.
If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received.
COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM
A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.
Please ensure that the person who submits the application is the first point of contact for the application and will be available to respond readily to any questions. If this person leaves the organisation it is important that they provide someone else in the organisation with their log in and password details.
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