Community groups will get a financial boost to help them achieve their environmental goals with the Lord Mayor’s grants program funding everything from weed removal to solar panel installation.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner today announced 28 grants totalling more than $200,000 have been awarded under the second round of the Lord Mayor’s 2022/23 Sustainability and Environment Grants Program.
“Brisbane is a clean and green city, and our community groups play a pivotal supporting and growing our sustainability,” Cr Schrinner said.
“From community tree planting to projects supporting platypus habitats, this round of grant funding supports a diverse range of groups across Brisbane to carry out projects that improve our city’s natural environment and sustainability.
“There are 18 projects that received an Environment Grant, with this round totalling more than $123,000 going towards keeping Brisbane clean, green, and sustainable.
“These grants will support the planting of native flora and weed control, protecting native species, and conserving our bushland and wetlands.
“Also awarded were 10 Sustainability Grants totalling more than $77,000 which will support projects that will help reduce energy consumption, improve energy performance, and help community organisations save money.
“The collaboration between Council and community groups means we’re able to support green grassroots projects across all corners of the city.
“Supporting projects that protect and improve our city’s natural environment is part of our plan to make sure the Brisbane of tomorrow is better than the Brisbane of today.”
The Lions Club of Brisbane Macgregor and the Brisbane Table Tennis Association will use their grant to install solar panels and reduce their carbon footprint.
The Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee are investing their grant in the improvement of the habitat and corridor connectivity from Yimbun Park to Bulimba Creek in Sunnybank.
The Kholo Creek Catchment Group operating in Pullenvale will use their grant to support the treatment of weeds and to plant native plants within Jack Kerr Park and Swensen Road Reserve in Mount Crosby.
The next round of the Lord Mayor’s Environment and Sustainability Grants will open in October 2023 at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
To find out more about what we are doing for our local environemnt visit www.vickihoward.com/carbonneutral
|B4C – Builimba Creek Catchment Co-ordinating Society||Yimbun Park Community Tree Planting||$11,771.82|
|Kholo Creek Catchment Group||Kholo Creek Catchment Habitat improvement||$9,300.00|
|Lota Creek Habitat Group||Lota Habitat Next Box||$2,328.92|
|GreenBrook Association||GreenBrook Association Strategic Grassland Restoration||$3,658.45|
|Brisbane Catchments Network Inc||Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count||$10,660.00|
|North Brisbane Catchments||7th Brigade Park Mulching||$2,860.20|
|North Brisbane Catchments||Administrative Support||$1,315.76|
|Centenary Riverfront Advisory Committee Incorporated||Administrative Support||$1,320.00|
|Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Inc||Handel Street Park||$6,000.00|
|St Lucia Golf Course Bushcare Group||SLGC Holistic Weed Sweep||$9,000.00|
|Karawatha Forest Protection Society Inc||Administrative Support||$2,420.00|
|Arnwood Place Bushcare Group||$4,640.00|
|Arnwood Place Weed Reduction|
|Ocean Crusaders Foundation Ltd||Operational Support||$8,000.00|
|Oxley Creek Catchment Association Inc.||Measuring Restoration outcomes through bird species||$18,170.00|
|Queensland Ornithological Society Inc||Operational Support||$6,401.00|
|Bowman Park Frog Habitat Bushcare Group||Habitat improvement||$9,000.00|
|The Hut Environmental and Community Association Inc.||Administrative Support||$8,800.00|
|Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland||PlatypusWatch||$8,305.00|
|Brisbane Table Tennis Association||Solar Power||$8,000.00|
|Bulimba Community Centre Incorporated||Lighting upgrade||$10,000.00|
|Lions Club of Brisbane MacGregor Inc||Sustainability Initiatives||$5,904.00|
|Morningside Australian Football Club Inc||Lighting upgrade||$10,000.00|
|Queensland Stoma Association Ltd.||Energy reduction initiatives||$9,440.00|
|Southside Eagles Football Club Inc||Implementation of associated energy efficiency measures||$5,828.29|
|The Community Place||Stafford Solar upgrade||$9,010.00|
|Western Districts Netball Association Incorporated||Solar inverter replacement||$9,806.50|
|Windsor Bowls Club Inc||Lighting upgrade||$4,000.00|
|Yeronga Hyde Road Kindergarten Society Inc||Lighting upgrade||$5,032.52|