Victorian communities and volunteers play a key role in the ongoing protection and conservation of our coastal landscapes. To support these community groups and their activities, funding is provided through the Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $20,000 will be provided to successful applicants to take practical local action to protect and enhance the coastal and nearshore marine environment.
The aim of the Grants Program is to support the conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems and environments across the State through rehabilitation, restoration and preventative actions undertaken by volunteer groups.
Applications close Friday 21 February.
Some potential projects, just to prompt your thinking, could include:
- Cultural heritage site protection
- Threatened species and communities
- Fencing remnant vegetation
- Flora & fauna surveys/monitoring
- Rationalising coastal access
- Pest plant and animal control
- Coastal erosion control
- Community education & awareness raising (including Apps)
For more information, or to discuss any ideas, please contact Bruce Atkin, Gippsland Coastcare Facilitator on 03 5183 9116. It can be difficult to put together an effective application in the last days before closing, so contact Bruce soon!