More than $112,000 has been awarded to 37 community groups, non-profit organisations, and Native Wildlife Carers in the first round of the 2022-23 Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.


Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the funding, awarded through the Cultivating Community Gardens Grants and Native Wildlife Carer Grants, will go towards supporting community organisations to deliver a range of environmental and sustainable initiatives.


“Brisbane is Australia’s cleanest, greenest and most sustainable capital city,” Cr Schrinner said. “These grants are just one of the myriad of ways our Council is helping ensure Brisbane gets even better.


“From helping to support composting education to backing community garden works, all these initiatives help protect our city’s biodiversity and ensure Brisbane gets even better.”


Fourteen community groups and non-profit organisations will receive between $1000 to $2500 as part of the Cultivating Community Gardens Grants, for projects such as constructing compost bays and raised garden beds, sustainable gardening workshops, garden products and equipment.


Four Native Wildlife Carer groups will receive up to $5000 towards their programs to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and sick wildlife.


A further 19 individuals will share in over $66,000 for their work caring for native wildlife, undertaking training and buying necessary equipment.


“We are grateful to the commitment of our community groups and wildlife carers that actively work towards assisting and supporting the health and wellbeing of wildlife across Brisbane,” Cr Schrinner said.


“Native animals and wildlife play such an important role in our city’s biodiversity.”


Reptile Rehabilitation will receive $5000 from the Native Wildlife Carers Grants for funding to transport injured reptiles from within the Brisbane City Council area, for specialist veterinary assessment and treatment. Reptile Rehabilitation transports and rehabilitates more than 150 reptiles each year.


For more information about the 2022-23 Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program, visit or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.






2022-23 Successful Applicants – Cultivating Community Gardens and Native Wildlife Carers Grants 

Organisation Project Grant Amount 
Karana Downs and Surrounds Community Garden Hub Compost Bay rebuild $2750
Community Plus Queensland Inc 

Auspice for Yeronga Community Gardens

Compost Bay and seedling boxes




Hands on Projects Ltd

for Chapel Hill Community Garden


Wicking Bed




Hands on Projects Ltd

for Brook Community Garden


Composting refurbishment and education




Taringa Community Garden Inc.


Potting table and Nursery




New Farm Primary P&C Association


“Little Patch”




Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Incorporated


Green P Farm meeting place and edging




Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre Inc


Sherwood Community Garden re-vamp




Micah Projects 

for Jane Street Community Garden


Garden and Sustainability workshops




B4C – Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc


Sustainable gardening workshops




Benarrawa Community Development Association 

for Graceville Community Garden


Garden Rejuvenation




Wellers Hill Bowls Club Inc 

for Tarragindi Community Garden


Tarragindi Community Garden equipment and maintenance




Kyabra Community Association Inc




Accessible seating, sheds and maintenance at Kyabra Community Garden




HUB Community Projects Inc


HUB Community Garden expansion




Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld Inc


Reimbursement for care of native wildlife


Orphan Native Animal Rear and Release Association Incorp.


Reimbursement for care of native wildlife




Reptile Rehabilitation Qld Inc


Reimbursement for care of native wildlife




Wildlife Rescue Queensland


Reimbursement for care of native wildlife




19 Individual Carers


Reimbursement for care of native wildlife, proposed training, consumable items and aviary, purchase of an ICU, vehicle expense reimbursement $66,274.63