Grants and opportunities

The SA Government and the Coast Protection Board provide 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 

Who can apply?

Coastal councils

Volunteer group in partnership with coastal council


$1 million/year
until 2022-23

(up to $10,000 per grant)


Open: 1 July 2020
Close: 14 August 2020

Round 1
Open: 21 August 2020
Close: 14 September 2020
Round 2
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 projects. Find out more about the successful projects.