An invitation to invest
Expressions of interest are now invited from all levels of government, as well as NGOs, donors and sponsors from the corporate sector to help expand and strengthen Indigenous land and sea management in the Torres Strait and better protect the region’s key values.
Many exciting new projects and proven ongoing programs are identified in the revised Strategy and the recently launched Torres Strait Land and Sea Management Partnership Investment Prospectus.
With a strong track record of successful program delivery over the last decade, the LSMU is well placed to work with sponsors and prospective partners to continue to protect the region’s outstanding environment—in a way that delivers enduring economic and community benefits.
Investors will have exclusive opportunities to:
- build genuine relationships with Indigenous Rangers and spend time on country learning about land and sea management in the Torres Strait;
- introduce new and emerging technologies to empower and employ Indigenous people to preserve culture and care for land and sea country;
- enhance the resilience of the Torres Strait and Great Barrier Reef for the benefit of local and global communities; and
- have your brand recognised in project materials including media releases, feature articles, promotional events, web materials and social media.
Investments can be matched to a suitable project or community, or to key outcomes or issues of importance to your organisation.
How to contribute
Existing and potential partners are invited to contribute through direct and in-kind investment of time, money, effort, and expertise. While the prospectus suggests priority projects, investors are welcome to propose other initiatives that support the broader vision for land and sea management in the Torres Strait.
Investment could be provided in the form of:
- Continuing budget allocations and one-off project grants from government sources (local, state, national).
- Corporate sponsorships and philanthropic donations, including one-off or regular donations.
- Fee-for-service arrangements to deliver functions within the region on behalf of government, business and community entities.
- Payments for environmental offsets and ecosystem services.
- Volunteer effort from not-for-profit and community-based groups to undertake in-region activities or provide off-site support.
- Engagement of Indigenous owned Torres Strait business enterprises.
- Crowd sourcing and other innovative funding mechanisms.
- Royalties, fees and other revenue from regionally based commercial enterprises.
You can help to protect the Torres Strait for future generations by taking the following suggested steps:
- Browse the investment priorities and proposals featured in the prospectus.
- Assess the value of the project for your organisation and the contribution you can make.
- Contact the relevant project manager to discuss the possibilities, your objectives and how you would like to make a contribution.
- Negotiate an agreement with the project manager regarding the proposal/s you are interested in.