Brisbane’s community networks and non-profit organisations are essential in creating a sustainable city. Two community groups include:
- Habitat Brisbane who help restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland and waterways
- Growing Communities are a community-based co-operative enterprise that supports school and community gardens and city farms
If your community group promotes sustainability, email Council and tell us how.
Community group grants
The Green Heart program offers environment and sustainability grants for community groups.
Community Conservation Assistance is available to individuals and groups to deliver on-ground works within priority biodiversity areas for projects that otherwise would be difficult for groups or individuals to undertake.
To be eligible, groups and individuals must be part of Council's Community Conservation Partnership Program which comprises:
Priority will be given to projects that reduce the impact of invasive weed species and deliver additional benefits. If your project is not directly related to on-ground bushland restoration works, it will not be eligible.
Council offers support to individual, private landholders and community groups to undertake environmental restoration or rehabilitation work that delivers weed management outcomes.
CCA Fact sheets
You can download the:
- Community Conservation Assistance (CCA) 2013-14 fact sheet (Word - 112kb)
- Community Conservation Assistance (CCA) 2013-14 fact sheet (PDF - 601kb)
How do I apply
Expression of Interest submissions opened on 1 July for the 2013-14 round.
Your Council program officer is available to assist you with planning your expression of interest. Ensure that you discuss your project ideas with your program officer prior to submission, as only expressions of interest that have consulted with their program officer will be accepted. Your program officer may need to visit the site to provide advice, so you will need to allow time for this.
The online application system will allow you to save, develop and print out applications before you choose to submit them. Support material can also be attached to your online application.
Your project officer will also be able to provide you with guidance for any questions you have regarding the details required in the forms. Successful Expression of Interest applicants will be contacted and requested to submit more project details by 1 September 2013.
If you require a hard copy of the Expression of Interest form, contact your program officer.
|1 August 2013||Closing date for Community Conservation Assistance Expression of Interest submissions|
|1 September 2013||Closing date for Community Conservation Assistance Final submissions|
For more information you can contact your Habitat Brisbane, Wildlife Conservation Partnership program officer or Creek Officer, or you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888.