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Coastal Community Participation Grants

The Coast Protection Board’s Community Participation Grants support coastal community groups to partner with local government to participate in local, small-scale coastal management initiatives.

The objectives of these grants are to:

  • Involve communities in coastal management.
  • Enhance community skills and knowledge in rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of the coast and marine environment.
  • Facilitate partnerships in coast and marine management.
  • Encourage environmental protection in the wider community.
  • Achieve practical management actions and on-ground works which enhance conservation values and/or tackle the causes of coast and marine degradation.

The Coast Protection Grant program is administered by the Coast Protection Board with the support of the Department for Environment and Water.

Applicants need to partner with a coastal council; the council will be responsible for administering the grant.

2022-23 Community Participation Grant Program Guidelines & FAQs

$30,000 is available in 2022-23 for Community Participation Grants.

Applications Open: 1 November 2022

Applications Close: 28 February 2023

Contact to discuss your ideas and request an application form.

2021-22 Community Participation Grant recipients

Volunteer Group


Project Title


Lower Eyre Coastcare Association

District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Coastal Vegetation Protection, Regeneration and Rehabilitation at Greenly Beach & Frenchmans, Lower Eyre Peninsula


Friends of Parnkalla Walking Trail

City of Port Lincoln

Enhancing Coastal Vegetation, Parnkalla Walking Trail, Port Lincoln


Friends of Minda Dunes

City of Holdfast Bay

Revegetation and Management of the Minda Dunes


Friends of Park Terrace & Esplanade Reserves Ardrossan

Yorke Peninsula Council

Restoration and Monitoring of Ardrossan Remnant Grasslands


Hardwicke Bay Progress Association

Yorke Peninsula Council

Protecting Hardwicke Bay's Natural Sandhills


2020-21 Community Participation Grant recipients

Volunteer Group


Project Title


Normanville Natural Resource Centre

District Council of Yankalilla

Implementing the Normanville State Heritage Sand Dunes Biodiversity Action Plan with community education



Alexandrina Council

The Great Goolwa Cockle Challenge 2020-2021


Nature Glenelg Trust

District Council of Grant

Community coastal education through workshops and working bees at Hutt Bay Wetlands


SA Conservation Research Divers

City of Onkaparinga

Marine Hitchhikers of Eastern Gulf St Vincent – Stage 2


Two Wells Lions Club

Adelaide Plains Council

Mitigating Impacts of Vegetation Dieback in Thompson Beach Dunes - A Community Partnership Program


Victor Harbor Coastcare

City of Victor Harbor

Removal of the woody weed Allocasuarina glauca from the Bluff, Victor Harbor


Birdlife Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Council

Shoal Bay Coastal Rehabilitation Project


Corny Point Progress Association Inc.

Yorke Peninsula Council

Corny Point Dune Re-establishment


To stay informed on coastal grants, keep an eye on the Grants and Opportunities webpage.

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