Community Conservation Assistance
Community Conservation Assistance (CCA) provides support to individuals and groups within Brisbane City Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Programs (CCPP) to undertake environmental restoration or rehabilitation works they would otherwise find difficult to undertake on their own.
Unlike the Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants, CCA is not a cash grant. Rather, Council works in partnership with groups and individuals to deliver on-ground weed control and restoration works.
Groups who are eligible to apply for CCA are:
- Habitat Brisbane
- Creek Catchment groups
- private landholders who are members of the Wildlife Conservation Partnerships Program (Land for Wildlife).
Priority will be given to projects that:
- are located in high priority biodiversity areas
- reduce the impact of invasive weed species
- rehabilitate and expand core habitats, including natural areas
- strengthen ecological and riparian corridors and linkages
- reduce erosion and sediment runoff into waterway.
The funding can be allocated for materials that are to be used directly in the project and are effectively ‘consumable’. The items include, but are not limited to:
- locally-native plants, tree bags, weed mats, mulch, water crystals or other materials designed to protect and assist plant growth
- products for soil stabilisation such as jute matting and coir logs
- weed control, including large weed tree removal.
Funding allocation will depend largely on the merits of the proposed projects.