Thank you for your interest in our Community Marine Debris (CMD) Grant Program. Applications are now closed.
The CMD Program provides grants of up to $1500 for waterway clean up projects in South East Queensland. Funding up to $2000 per project will be available for sites within designed hot spot areas. Waterway litter, particularly plastic and discard fishing gear, poses a serious threat to turtles and other wildlife. Understanding the range of items and their potential source are a vital step in creating a positive future for wildlife.
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To be eligible to apply for a grant under the Community Marine Debris Program, your project must adhere to the following guidelines:
- The project must target be conducted in or near freshwater, brackish or marine waterways in South East Queensland and should be completed by 1 October 2017. (Project finishing outside this date must provide strong evidence of need for extension)
- One-off or regular marine debris cleanups and monitoring at one pre-determined site (selected by the applicant).
- Only one Application Form is to be submitted per individual/community group/organisation
- Marine debris data is to be collected and recorded in accordance with methodology set out by Tangaroa Blue which coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
- A Tangaroa Blue data collection sheet must be completed and before and after photos submitted for your site (training in data collection can be provided).
- The Sea World Research & Rescue and Healthy Land and Water logo and is to be included on promotion related directly to a CMD clean up, any other use of these logos requires prior consent
- Social media posts linked to Sea World and Healthy Land and Water Facebook are encouraged
- Funding does not cover: staff costs, cameras or GPS equipment and is GST inclusive