Applications are now open for the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, which supports community efforts to protect Victoria’s 2,000 kilometres of coastline.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today called on community groups to apply for funding that will help conserve, restore and rehabilitate Victoria’s coastal and marine environments.
$250,000 will be distributed to Victorian community groups, with up to $10,000 available for one-year projects, and $15,000 available for two-year projects.
Projects will focus on issues such as:
- Biodiversity and habitat monitoring and preservation
- Threatened species recovery
- Long term monitoring of beach condition
- Control of weeds and pest animals
- Community engagement
- Marine and coastal awareness and education
Applications are now open and close on 20 February 2018.
Established in 1995, Coastcare Victoria works with hundreds of community groups to look after Victoria's precious coastal assets, and to foster positive community attitudes towards marine and coastal environments.
For more information on the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, including funding guidelines, visit .
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“We know how dedicated volunteer groups are across Victoria in helping protect our spectacular coastline.”
“The Coastcare Community Grants will help volunteer groups maintain our coast through revegetation, monitoring native shorebirds and animals, and protecting cultural sites.”
“Victorians love our state’s coastline – and we are investing to ensure our precious and unique coastal environments can be enjoyed by future generations.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020