Coastal Public Access and Risk grants (CPAR) is the competitive grants component of a two year, $7.2 million investment under the Victorian government’s Towards a healthy and resilient marine and coastal future. Up to $1 million in grant funding will be available in both 2017-18, and 2018-19.
In addition to CPAR, the funding will support the Coastcare program, critical coastal asset maintenance, and greater traditional owner involvement in planning and management.
The objective of CPAR is to provide financial assistance to coastal Crown land managers for projects that reduce coastal risk through identification, mitigation and monitoring. Given the range of risks that are inherent in a dynamic coastal environment, this program aims to support a strategic and balanced approach to risk management along the Victorian coast.
This initiative builds on the great work achieved under the previous Coastal Environments Program grants – which saw over $2.58 million in funding provided to 77 projects over four years.
Who can apply?
Appointed coastal Crown land managers in the state of Victoria can apply for grants of up to $150,000.
The program provides a financial contribution to projects based on the annual revenue of the applicant and where the proposed project location is on coastal Crown land, as defined in the Coastal Management Act 1995 s.3(1), where the reservation/management status provides for public access.
For detailed program information, including funding criteria and contact details, please read the Funding Guidelines:
Applications for the 2018-19 grant round open on Monday 18 June 2018 for five weeks and close at 4pm on Friday 20 July 2018.
Applicants must read the Funding Guidelines and discuss their project idea with a DELWP regional staff member prior to submission - contact details can be found in the Guidelines.