Sunday, February 25, 2024

Brisbane sows new round of garden grants

Environmental and community groups in Brisbane can now apply for grants between $1000 to $20,000 to help make the city cleaner, greener and more sustainable.

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner today opened the latest round of the Cultivating Community Gardens and Environmental grants, which have awarded more than $2.6 million to 500 community groups over the past 10 years.

“These grants make it easier for our hard-working groups to undertake green initiatives that make Brisbane even better,” Lord Mayor Schrinner said.

“This round is all about ensuring clean and green projects continue despite rapidly rising costs. Times are tough for everyone, but we want to make sure our city’s important environmental projects don’t fall to the wayside.

“Whether it’s establishing community gardens or supporting environmental activities that support our city’s unique plants and animals, we want to ensure these projects grow and flourish.”

Lord Mayor Schrinner said the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordination Committee was a recent success story of the grant program.

“At Wally Tate Park in Eight Mile Plains, the team planted about 500 plants, undertook follow-up maintenance, trained a team of volunteers and created a habitat that helped native species thrive,” he said.

“Our local groups do such an incredible job preserving our natural environment, which is why I’m committed to supporting them and protecting Brisbane’s clean and green lifestyle.”

Applications for the Cultivating Community Gardens Grant and the Environmental Grant will close on 11 December.

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