Grab a grant and get involved!


Do you or your organisation want to contribute to caring for our precious coast? Apply for a Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) Coastal Grant!

Applications are now open to open to projects that have a coastal focus and relate to the 37km of Crown Foreshore land managed by GORCC between Torquay and Lorne.

Each year GORCC provides $10,000 in grant funds towards approved environmental and community activities in coastal areas under our management.

Previous grant rounds have funded a diverse range of projects, from the procurement of tools and cigarette butt bins to weed control, revegetation, educational projects and coastal events.

Stuck for ideas on how you help protect our coast and enhance our coastal communities?

Previous grant rounds have funded a diverse range of projects, from the procurement of tools and cigarette butt bins to weed control, revegetation, educational projects and coastal events.

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Coastal locals enjoying all the fun at the 2013 Lorne Model Boat Regatta, a successful applicant of last year’s GORCC Coastal Grant Program. Photo: Warwick Tucker

 

Or, take some inspiration from one of last year’s successful applicants – the 2013 Lorne Model Boat Regatta.

We interviewed Penny Whitehead, Marketing Manager of the Lorne Model Boat Regatta to see why she applied for a GORCC Coastal Grant.

How much funding this this project receive from GORCC?
$1000

Why did you apply for a GORCC Coastal Grant?
The project profiles an iconic space and place on the Great Ocean Road foreshore so seems like a close fit.

What aspects of the event did the GORCC Coastal Grant fund?
Marketing and promotions of the event.

What was the purpose of this event?
To run a family friendly event allowing everyone to have fun sailing model boats together in an iconic part of Lorne.

Why do you believe it is important to hold events such as the Lorne Model Boat Regatta?
These events bring the community together, encourage children to get outside and interact with nature, allow adults to explore their inner-child and profile the great outdoors of Lorne!

Will you be applying for another GORCC Coastal Grant to fund the next event?
 Yes indeed!

Do you believe it is important for organisations such as GORCC to offer funding to environment and community projects? If so, Why?
Yes. Grants allow small community organisations like the Lorne Business and Tourism Association (LBTA) to run events that attract people, media and community conversation. Without the grants, the events just cannot exist.

 

Applications close Friday 24th October 2014. Up to $2500 per project is available. For more information, including the online application form, click here.

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