Reef Guardians Stewardship and Community Grants 2018
Applications are now open for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Stewardship and Community Grants 2018 (previously called the Ripples of Change and LMAC projects) will be open from 1 March 2018 to 1 May 2018.
The grants support stewardship initiatives that address key risks and threats faced by the Great Barrier Reef. The grants provide an important avenue for schools, councils, community groups and environmental groups to contribute directly to an improved future for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
About the grants program
The objective of the Program is to support locally relevant stewardship projects which provide accessible opportunities for the community to contribute to caring for the Reef. Successful projects will not only contribute to positive environmental outcomes, they will assist in building pride, confidence, and will strengthen the local community’s capacity and motivation for further stewardship of the Reef.
Within this context, the aims of the Program are to:
- Foster a culture of community stewardship of the Reef;
- Stimulate and empower communities to take local action, to enhance health and resilience of the Reef;
- Develop partnerships and networks within Reef communities, extending to management agencies, Traditional Owner Groups and Indigenous Ranger Programs and partner institutions;
- Influence social and environmental drivers affecting the Reef, its catchment and communities
Applying for a grant (online application)
Applicants should complete the online application form, via SmartyGrants and submit their completed application electronically. The link to this online application is here.
Applications will be assessed in a competitive, merit-based process against the program’s assessment criteria. Following assessment of the applications, applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome in May 2018.
When applying for a Reef Guardian Community Grant, the applicant will need to seek endorsement from the relevant LMAC. The applicant should complete the project endorsement template and email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the relevant LMAC meeting date.
Application preparation documents
- Reef Guardian Grants Guidelines
- Reef Guardian Grant Planning Guide
- Project endorsement template
- Frequently asked questions
The following documents are templates only and are not required to be completed. They are for information only.
Phone: (07) 4750 0700
If you're heading out on the water, download and use the free zoning app so you know where you can go and what you can do.
We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.
Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is under pressure. Many people, including Reef Guardians, are making a difference.
Become a marine scientist for a day Download our free app to share your sightings.
Published every five years, our Outlook Report provides an overview of Reef health and management.
Learn more about how the Australian and Queensland are managing the Reef through Reef 2050.