Coastal Community Participation Grants

The Coast Protection Board’s Coastal Community Participation Grants support volunteers to partner with local government to undertake 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 Board can provide grants of up to 80% of the total cost of approved projects.  Applicants contribute a minimum of 20% of the total project cost, which may comprise cash or in-kind support.  Volunteer group(s) need to partner with a coastal council, and the council will administer the grant on behalf of the volunteer group(s).    

The maximum Board contribution per application is $10,000 (GST exclusive).

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Coast and Marine Branch to discuss their ideas and obtain an application form. 

Applications for 2020-21 projects are opening soon.

Congratulations to the 2019-20 recipients

  • $2,740 to South Australian Conservation Research Divers in partnership with the City of Onkaparinga for Stage 1 of the project ‘Marine Hitchhikers of Eastern Gulf St Vincent’
  • $5,000 to Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group in partnership with Alexandrina Council for the project ‘Improving biodiversity of the Murray Mouth’
  • $7,362 to Henley Dune Care Group in partnership with the City of Charles Sturt for the ‘Henley dunes revegetation project’
  • $5,100 to Friends of Shorebirds (South East) in partnership with District Council of Grant for the project ‘Protection of fairy tern habitat in Canunda National Park’
  • $8,064 to Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group in partnership with the District Council of Yankalilla for the project ‘Raising community awareness of the benefits of local coastal plants and the threats of woody weeds’
  • $7,234 to Cultana Jenkins Shackowners Association in partnership with the City of Whyalla for Whyalla’s Northern Coastline “Grow Me Instead” Coastal Revegetation Project’
  • $4,500 to Reef Watch SA in partnership with the City of Onkaparinga for the production of a Winter Series Video Podcast‘

Contact us

Email: DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au