Reinvesting back into the coast and community

Coastal Grants Program

Each year, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) dedicates funds for community-led projects that enhance the natural values of the 37km of coastal Crown land under its management between Point Impossible and Cumberland River.

The grants aim to support the work of environmental volunteers and community groups who play an integral role in enhancing the work GORCC do between Torquay and Lorne. These groups do amazing work to preserve and protect our environment along the Great Ocean Road, with their work benefiting the entire community.

Previous grants have funded a diverse range of projects, from the refurbishing of historic anchors, to the revegetation of coastal habitats at degraded coastal sites.

GORCC encourage all community groups, non-government organisations and school groups to apply and hope to see some innovative projects emerge this year.

Funding will be split between applicants as determined by project needs.



Coastal Grants Program 2019 – Guidelines

Application form 

Coastal Grants Program 2019 – Application form

Previous grants have been awarded to:

  • ANGAIR – for supplies for the new Propagation Centre in Anglesea, including seed tubes, potting mix bins and watering hoses
  • Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club – toward an education and restoration program to protect the dunes near the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, including the revegetation with indigenous plants
  • Anglesea Motor Yacht Club – for the preservation and restoration of the historical ‘Inverlochy’ anchor, including plaque with the historical origins of the anchor.
  • Jan Juc Coast Action – for the promotion of the Surf Coast Nature Search online interactive website through touchscreen devices, which is promoted at the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
  • Torquay Coast Action – to help continue the restoration project at Deep Creek with additional planting to link previously restored sites to the north and south of the estuary.