Nature Conservation Assistance Program

The Nature Conservation Assistance Program (NCAP) provides grant funding to landholders with properties of high conservation value. It helps establish bushland restoration projects to improve the native habitat on the property and contribute to the enhancement of the city's natural areas and biodiversity. NCAP is one of the landholder support programs we offer.

Program details

For program details including eligibility and funding criteria, go to our Nature Conservation Assistance Program details page and the SmartyGrants website. You can also contact us on 07 5582 8896 or ncap@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

How to apply

Expressions of interest open on Saturday 1 July 2023 and close at 3pm on Saturday 15 July 2023.

Application process

  • landholder submits expression of interest (EOI)
  • site visit/discussion with a Conservation Partnerships Officer
  • landholder submits application
  • applications assessed and landholders notified by October 2023.

Critical dates

Stage Open Close
Expression of interest Saturday 1 July 2023 3pm Saturday 15 July 2023
Project site visits Monday 3 July 2023 Friday 4 August 2023
Applications Sunday 16 July 2023 3pm Sunday 13 August 2023

Access to applications

Access to applications will be made available to landholders who have:

  • submitted an expression of interest
  • received a site visit from a Conservation Partnerships Officer
  • a project suitable for NCAP funding.