Funding for innovative Coastcare projects!

Do you have a project in mind that will boost coastal conservation in your community?

Revegetation taking place at Irwin River estuary.
Revegetation taking place at Irwin River estuary.

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC)’s Coastal and Marine team are seeking more outstanding Coastcare activities to support in Round 9 of the Coastal Community Grants Program.

The program last year delivered some fantastic outcomes for natural resource management in our region and we are looking to build on this great work again in 2017/2018.

Some examples of projects from previous rounds include; the Jurien Bay Interpretive Signage project by Jurien Bay Men’s Shed in collaboration with the Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group, and revegetation on the northern banks of the Irwin River Estuary with the Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee.

NACC is encouraging community groups and coastal managers to “think outside the box” and see if they can develop some innovative new approaches to local issues.

Coastal and Marine Project Manager Hamish Longbottom said, the team was looking forward to seeing more high quality applications in Round 9.

“As our region experiences new and ongoing challenges to coastal conservation, priority will be given to those projects which provide the most cost effective solutions,” he said.

If you have a great project that needs to get off the ground, contact the team to discuss ways in which a NACC partnership could be beneficial.  For some inspiration, see our video of Round 8 projects.

Additionally, NACC’s Coastal Quick Step Grants (for projects up to $2,000) are open all year round to community groups and projects in their patch.

Visit NACC’s website to view the Coastal Community Grants and Quick Step Grant application forms.

For more information on NACC’s Coastal and Marine Program, please contact Vanessa McGuiness
(e) (p) 08 9938 0108

NACC’s Small Coastal Grant’s Program was made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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