Rusty, a global surf wear and surf board retailer, and Coastcare partnered in 2017 to support the Coastcare community. The Rusty Coastcare Grants Program will support Coastcare groups to undertake projects and activities that protect environmental assets, address priority issues and improve the health of the environment – specifically beach and dune restoration. A co-branded Rusty/Coastcare apparel range will go on sale through Rusty stockists and website from June 2018, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale supporting this grants program.
This partnership has also kick-started the Toast to the Coast Grants program in Western Australia with a fundraising event held in partnership with Little Creatures in late 2017. In 2018, funds raised totalling $10,000 are being provided to Coastcare projects that protect and enhance Western Australia’s coastal and marine environments.