Sea World Reseach & Rescue Foundation
  • Community Marine Debris Grants
  • 2017 Applications Now Open
  • Guidelines for Eligibility

Applications are now open for the 2017 Community Marine Debris (CMD) Grant Program, supported by SWRRFI and Healthy Land and Water.

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 (see list below). 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.

Each project is to be completed by 1 October 2017 and can be conducted in or near freshwater, brackish or marine waterways. Debris data is to be collected and recorded in accordance with methodology set out by Tangaroa Blue which coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

Healthy Land and Water and Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation can assist in training the successful applicants in both data collection and reporting.

If you have questions please email

Grant applications close Friday 31 MARCH 2017.