Grants and opportunities

The Coast Protection Board provides grants for local councils and community groups to help fund projects that sustain, restore, and protect our precious coastal resources. 

Grant Program

Coast Protection Grants 

Coastal Community Participation Grants 


Coastal councils*
*See Program Guidelines for more information

Community groups/eNGOs in partnership with coastal councils*
*See Program Guidelines for more information


$1 million a year
until 2022–23

up to $10,000 per grant


Coastal councils will be invited to apply (mid-2021)

Open: 27 November 2020
Close: 1 February 2021

The recent New life for our coastal environment Research and Development Grant Program provided funding for researchers, coastal councils, community groups, businesses, and NGOs to undertake practical reseach and development projectsFind out more about the successful projects.