Community and non-profit groups along the Victoria’s south-west coast will share in nearly $610,000 statewide funding from the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced funding is being provided to seven community and non-profit groups in south-west Victoria. Grant recipients include:
- Apollo Bay Ocean Care – Marengo coastal rehabilitation and community workshops
- BirdLife Australia (Beach-nesting Birds Program) – Walk for a cause: Bushwalkers helping conserve coastal flagships
- Beach Patrol 3280-3284 – Washed Up: citizen science research, education, information and communications
- Friends of the Hooded Plover Far West Victoria – Community stewardship – acting to protect Hooded Plovers in the west
- Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation RTNBC – Gunditjmara Nyamat Mirring
- Wye to Wongarra Landcare Group – Sea Spurge Removal at Kennett River
- Victorian National Parks Association – Snorkeling with Marine Scientists
Ms Tierney said, “The Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program funds community projects in coastal areas that aim to conserve, restore and rehabilitate Victoria’s coastal and marine environments.”
This year’s grants included two tiers of funding – up to $5,000 for small-scale projects and between $5,000 and $30,000 for larger-scale projects – to support efforts to protect and preserve the state’s precious coastal and marine environment.
Groups will deliver a variety of projects that support community adaptation and improve ecosystem resilience to climate change, and a new stream of funding launched this year to support Traditional Owner self-determination.
Coastcare Victoria proudly supports community and non-profit groups working to protect and enhance Victoria’s 2,000 kilometres of coastline and engage the broader public in coastal stewardship.
Funding for this year’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program has been made available through the Victorian Government’s Sustainability Fund and Victoria’s Great Outdoors.
For a full list of this year’s grant recipients, visit: https://www.marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/coastal-programs/Coastcare-Victoria
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Western Victoria is home to so many passionate volunteers who are committed to caring for our magnificent coast and making a difference in their local communities.”
“We’re proud to recognise their hard work through the Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, and support their efforts to protect and preserve our coast for future generations to enjoy.”
“I congratulate the successful groups on their initiative and commitment to our environment and encourage others in the electorate to access the range of grants programs offered by the Government in the future.”