Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program 2011-2012

Successful projects announced

The Australian Government has announced that eleven projects have been successful in receiving funds under the 2011-12 Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program. A combined total of $520,552 in funding has been approved for these projects that focus on various aspects of sea country management that will result in the better management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP). Successful projects will be undertaken by Traditional Owner groups from locations spanning the Great Barrier Reef catchment. Further details about the successful projects are described below:

All projects submitted were subjected to a rigorous selection process which involved assessment by a panel of experts in fields such as Marine Park Management, biodiversity conservation, Indigenous issues, sea country management and ecosystem health. The eligibility of all applications was assessed against criteria set out in the Applicant Guidelines.

Applicants have been notified in writing of the outcomes of their application.

For further information about Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program please contact the Indigenous Partnerships Group, toll free on 1800 990 177.

About the Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program

The Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's (GBRMPA's) implementation of the Caring for our Country Reef Rescue Land and Sea Country Indigenous Partnerships Program funded by the Australian Government.

The Sea Country Partnerships Grant funding has provided small grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to fund projects that resource Traditional Owners to complement enhance or support new sea country management initiatives.

Sea Country Partnerships Grants have been awarded to established and emerging Traditional Owner groups across all geographic areas of the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding deed with the GBRMPA, with specified terms and conditions. Projects must be completed by the 30 June 2013.

Information for applicants
More information

For further information about the Sea Country Partnerships Grants Program, please email the Indigenous Partnerships Group or telephone 1800 990 177 (free call).

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