Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Grants

Learn what grants SWRRFI has supported

Community Marine Debris Grants

The CMD program provides funding for groups to undertake waterway litter clean ups in South East Queensland.

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.

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.

Each project is to be completed by 1 October 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 Waterways 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 5pm AEST 1 APRIL

*Reports are due by 1 October the same year as funding is received

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Marine Vertebrate Grants

In February each year the Foundation calls for expressions of interest for 1 or 2 year projects to be submitted to Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI) by 1 April. A limited number of projects are short-listed on the basis of their high scientific merit and likely contribution to the Foundation's objectives.

What we learn will create a clearer path to safeguarding the fragile marine environment for generations to come.

Applicants who are short-listed are invited to submit a detailed project plan describing the research to be undertaken, including costs.

Plans may be submitted by SWRRFI to a specialist external referee (not necessarily within Australia) for further scientific evaluation.

The Foundation attempts to fund a number of applications each year. Successful applicants are required to report on the progress of the project by 1 September each year and to produce a final report by 1 September in the year following cessation of the project.

The Foundation requests copies of publications and thesis which result from projects, and acknowledgement in all lectures, presentations, displays and published material.

Expressions Of Interest Form

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