Long tedious grant applications – a thing of the past

Water Monitoring with the Friends of Moore River Estuary.

Water Monitoring with the Friends of Moore River Estuary.

Long tedious grant applications may be a thing of the past – as a new quick and simple approach has proved successful for five community groups in the NACC NRM Region to obtain funding for small coastal projects.

Dune restoration and protection at Coronation Beach and Glenfield Beach; revegetation at Jacques Point and the Lancelin foreshore; and water quality monitoring at the Moore River Estuary; are just a few of the projects that were funded through the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council’s easy to apply Coastal Quick Step grants program last year.

The grant program has been designed exclusively to service community groups for small one-off projects, up to $2,000, that can be completed in a short timeframe.

NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom said “The grants are designed to be easy for groups to quickly turn good ideas into reality. It’s amazing what a difference these relatively smaller projects are having in our coastal communities.”

The Coastal Quick Step grants are a part of NACC’s Coastal Community Grants program which will be opening in mid-July providing up to $10,000 for larger projects aimed at improving the management of our region’s unique coastal environment.

“We are looking forward to seeing more of these kinds of projects that contribute towards the successful protection and management of our coastline,” said NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer Vanessa McGuiness.

For more information on the NACC’s Coastal and Marine Program, and opportunities to apply for the grants, please contact Vanessa McGuiness at Vanessa.McGuiness@nacc.com.au or on 9938 0108.

The grants programs are supported by NACC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. 

Revegetation of the coastal dunes undertaken by the Kalbarri Boardriders and local volunteers at Jacques Point.

Revegetation of the coastal dunes undertaken by the Kalbarri Boardriders and local volunteers at Jacques Point.