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Coastal Community Participation Grants

The Coast Protection Board’s Coastal Community Participation Grants support voluntary participation 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.

Applicants need to partner with a coastal council, and the council will administer the grant on their behalf.

2021–22 Coastal Community Participation Grants

Download the Grant Program Guidelines

Applications open: 1 April

Applications close: 16 May

Contact DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au to discuss your ideas and request an application form.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 recipients:

Applicant

Council

Project Title

Grant

Normanville Natural Resource Centre

Yankalilla

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

$10,000

Aquasave

Alexandrina

The Great Goolwa Cockle Challenge 2020-2021

$9,000

Nature Glenelg Trust

Grant

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

$8,650

SA Conservation Research Divers

Onkaparinga

Marine Hitchhikers of Eastern Gulf St Vincent – Stage 2

$6,860

Two Wells Lions Club

Adelaide Plains

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

$5,520

Victor Harbor Coastcare

Victor Harbor

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

$4,103

Birdlife Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Shoal Bay Coastal Rehabilitation Project

$2,860

Corny Point Progress Association Inc.

Yorke Peninsula

Corny Point Dune Re-establishment

$2,007

To stay informed on coastal grants, keep an eye on the Grants and Opportunities webpage or subscribe to the Coast eNews for regular updates.

Contact us

Email: DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au