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 National 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 Friday 1 July 2022 and close 3pm on 15 July 2022.

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 2022.

Critical dates

Stage Open Close
Expression of interest Friday 1 July 2022 3pm Friday 15 July 2022
Project site visits Monday 4 July 2022 Wednesday 3 August 2022
Applications Saturday 16 July 2022 3pm Sunday 14 August 2022

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.