COASTAL COMMUNITIES SHARE IN COASTCARE FUNDING
Community and non-profit groups in Victoria and here in Werribee will share in nearly $610,000 statewide funding from the Victorian Government’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas 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,” Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said.
“This year’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program has funded 33 community and non-profit groups.”
The Werribee River Association is a successful grant recipient from Werribee, for the Restoration Plantings at Grahams Wetlands Project.
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.
“Our electorate is home to so many passionate volunteers who are committed to caring for our coast and making a difference in their local communities,” Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said.
“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.”
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.