Apply now: grant opportunities for Reef stewards

Published: 03/10/2019

Schools, councils, environmental groups, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and sea management organisations are invited to apply for the latest Great Barrier Reef grants.

The Reef Guardian Sea Country Grants and Reef Guardian Stewardship Grants from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority aim to support local groups in Reef protection projects.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Engagement General Manager Bruce Elliot encouraged all relevant community groups to apply.

“These grants are a fantastic way to support community groups in their efforts to positively influence current and future values of the Great Barrier Reef,” he said.

“Working under the theme ‘Connecting People to the Reef and each other,’ we’re seeking projects that further promote people’s connections, collect information, and conceive new ways to share knowledge with local communities in a meaningful way.

“Applications will be assessed on merit and how closely they align to the grant criteria.”

Grants of $1000 to $10,000 are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and sea management organisations for small sea country and heritage management projects.

These grants are part of the Marine Park Authority implementing its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Strategyy for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, released earlier this year.

Applications for sea country grants that support initiatives keeping Indigenous heritage values of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park strong, safe and healthy close 27 November 2019.

The stewardship grants provide funding from $1000 to $6000 for projects that support communities to get involved in environmental activities locally.

These stewardship grants are for small projects that help build a network of informed, connected and empowered environmental stewards. Applications close 28 October 2019.

Further application information, including grant guidelines, are available at www.gbrmpa.gov.au.

Contact:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Media team: (07) 4750 0846 or media@gbrmpa.gov.au


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