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Coastal Community Participation Grants

The Coast Protection Board’s Community Participation Grants support voluntary participation in local, small-scale coastal management initiatives.

The objectives of these grants are to:

  • Involve and/or educate communities on 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.

Please note, volunteer groups or organisations need to partner with a coastal council and have council agreement to administer the grant.

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

2023-24 Community Participation Grant Program Guidelines & FAQs

  • $30,000 is available in 2023-24 for Community Participation Grants.
  • Applications Open: 25 August 2023
  • Applications Close: 25 October 2023

Contact to discuss your ideas and request an application form.

Past recipients



Project Title


Total Environment Centre Inc / City of Charles Sturt Council

Microplastics in West Lakes


Yankalilla Marine Education / District Council of Yankalilla

Fleurieu Marine Education


Tickera Community & Recreation Association Inc. / Barunga West Council

Tickera Foreshore Rehabilitation Project


Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group Inc. / Alexandrina Council

Completing the Sugars Beach Murray Mouth Revegetation Project


Friends of Parnkalla Walking Trail / Port Lincoln City Council

Removal of Weeds and Coastal Rehabilitation


Friends of Granite Island / City of Victor Harbor Council

Granite Island Maritime & Coastal Community Education Project




Project Title


Lower Eyre Coastcare Association

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


Friends of Parnkalla Walking Trail / City of Pt 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


To stay informed on coastal grants, keep an eye on the Grants webpage and sign up to the Coast Protection Board eNewsletter.

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