2021-22 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program

Applications for the 2021-22 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program are now closed. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing in late September 2021.

The Coastal Public Access and Risk (CPAR) Grants program provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal Crown land managers to reduce coastal risk and improve public access.

The Victorian Government funds these grants to 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.

Who can apply?

Appointed coastal Crown land managers in the State of Victoria can apply, including Parks Victoria, local councils and committees of management.

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 Marine and Coastal Act 2018 s.4(1), where the reservation/management status provides for public access.

How much funding is available?

The total funding for 2021-22 is $1,000,000. Grants of up to $150,000 (excluding GST) per project are available.

Application guidelines and funding criteria

For detailed program information, including funding criteria and contact details:

Application Guidelines 2021-22 (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Application Guidelines 2021-22 (DOCX, 5.6 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 227.6 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (DOCX, 296.4 KB)

Details on successful CPAR grant applications for 2020-21, 2018-19 and 2017-18 are available below.

Previously funded projects