National Funds

Waikato Biodiversity Forum - National Funds

The Waikato Biodiversity Forum coordinator is available to assist groups to apply for funding. 

Funding Grants List

About

Launched in November 2018, the One Billion Trees Fund offers $240 million in grants and funding to landowners, organisations, and communities who want to:

  • plant trees
  • revert land to native forest
  • improve the way we grow and plant trees.

Amount available

Varies

Funding Rounds

All year round

About

The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value.

Amount available

Up to a $5000. However, in most cases, successful grants will be in the region of $2000 – $4000

Funding Rounds

Two rounds of the per year. Please check the website for closing dates.

About

The Freshwater Improvement Fund supports projects that help communities manage fresh water within environmental limits. The Government has committed $100 million over 10 years to the Freshwater Improvement Fund.

Amount available

Funding Rounds

There is no current funding round for the Freshwater Improvement Fund. To be notified of the next funding round email fif@mfe.govt.nz with ‘Subscribe for updates on funding rounds’ in the subject line.

About

Trees That Count is New Zealand’s community marketplace to connect tree funders and planters.

Amount available

Varies

Funding Rounds

All year round

About

The Community Care Fund assists communities affected by Transpower overhead assets by investing in community-based projects that add real value and benefit to the wider community. The Fund makes one-off grants for projects in communities along the National Grid route, as well as communities affected by new Transpower projects.

Amount available

From $5,000 – $50,000

Funding Rounds

Year round –
closes October 31

About

ANZ staff in New Zealand support organisations and projects that make a difference in their communities.

Amount available

$25,000 maximum by each charity per funding round.

Funding Rounds

February & August

About

Supports community projects that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving fresh water management, improving coastal management, or improving air quality.

Amount available

From $10,000 – $300,000

Funding Rounds

Bi-annually

About

To help organisations carry out charitable, cultural, educational, recreational and other projects of benefit to the people of the Greater Waikato.

Amount available

Varies

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

The fund is directed at practical, on-the-ground projects. These projects will maintain and restore the diversity of our natural heritage.

Amount available

No limit – should reflect reasonable costs for project implementation.

Funding Rounds

One funding round per year. Apply for a max of three years funding if project is multi-year.

About

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission administers a contestable fund to support projects aimed at enhancing access to New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Amount available

A maximum of $25,000 per project.

Funding Rounds

Two funding rounds per year.

About

Supports projects that are in line with their values of quality, safety, well being, the environment and fostering community spirit.

Amount available

Between $500-$5,000

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

Provides grants to community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Amount available

Up to $10,000

Funding Rounds

Quarterly

About

Funds are provided to support the purchase of subsidised trapping equipment for communities involved in backyard trapping.

Amount available

From $1,000 – $5,000

Funding Rounds

Twice a year

About

All community-based kiwi conservation groups, universities and recognised research facilities can apply. Must be registered charity and or designated group.

Amount available

Varies

Funding Rounds

Annually (March)

About

Funds are available for any charitable, philanthropic or cultural purpose that benefits the local community.

Amount available

No limit

Funding Rounds

Open all year

About

Provides support to organisations undertaking major community-based capital expenditure projects.

Amount available

$3 Million or more

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

Grants to foster the conservation, preservation and promotion of New Zealand’s natural, physical and cultural heritage.

Amount available

$250,000 + but can also request less than this.

Funding Rounds

Open all year

About

A contestable fund supporting hapū/iwi initiatives to retain and promote traditional Māori knowledge and its use in biodiversity management.

Amount available

TBC

Funding Rounds

Re-opening July 2018

About

Foundation Aims include (but are not limited to) assistance towards the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.

Amount available

TBC

Funding Rounds

Three rounds a year (31 March, 30 June and 30 September).

About

Supports local projects in areas where there are Meridian wind farms and hydro stations.

Amount available

Varies

Funding Rounds

Twice a year

About

Encourages young people to apply for small grants of between for Youth Development projects for and by young people aged 12-24 years.

Amount available

From $2,000-$7,000

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

Supports the protection of indigenous ecosystems on Māori-owned land while honouring the rights guaranteed to landowners under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Amount available

TBC

Funding Rounds

Quarterly

About

Provides financial incentives to encourage the conservation of nationally significant heritage places in private ownership.

Amount available

No limit

Funding Rounds

2-3 times a year

About

Distributes funding for the development and enhancement of habitat for the benefit of game birds and other wildlife.

Amount available

Up to $5,000

Funding Rounds

Closes 30 June each year

About

Aims to give students an opportunity to undertake environmental studies which benefit the whole community.

Amount available

$250 – $10,000 per school project.
Total fund $25,000.

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

To encourage and promote the provision, protection and enhancement of open space for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of New Zealand.

Amount available

Contact directly. The Stephenson Fund provides grants of $2,000 – $20,000 for pest & weed control, revegetation, fencing.

Funding Rounds

Open all year
R D & E A Greenwood Environmental Trust

About

To assist preservation and protection of the natural environment of New Zealand. Contact:
Warwick Greenwood, the Managing Trustee,
at PO Box 10-359,
Wellington.

Amount available

Up to $300,000

Funding Rounds

Annually

About

Grants to projects and activities in the children & youth, cultural, sports & outdoors, educational and environmental areas with a focus on access, participation and inspiration.

Amount available

Up to $5,000

Funding Rounds

Annually, close on 31 Dec

About

To help maintain the viability of rural communities and contribute to the improvement of their economic base and protection of environmental values.

Amount available

Up to $1,500

Funding Rounds

Annually (December)

About

Teaches children about the importance of caring for the environment through the development of outdoor classrooms.

Amount available

$10,000

Funding Rounds

About

The Techsoup programme is designed to be a simple way for charitable organisations in New Zealand to access the technology they need to do their important work.

Amount available

Discounts, tech information and access to donated tech products.

Funding Rounds

Open all year

About

Distributes grants to groups and individuals in the South Pacific for a range of development and conservation projects.

Amount available

From $2,000 – $50,000

Funding Rounds

Two rounds a year, February and August

About

Provides funding for a wide range of clubs, charities and community groups, in fields as diverse as sport, arts, culture, health and education.

Amount available

A total fund per year of $11 million is distributed

Funding Rounds

11 rounds a year

About

Supports communities and organisations who are in need of support.

Amount available

From $500 – $15,000

Funding Rounds

Annually (Feb/March)

About

Bike track related projects.

Amount available

TBC

Funding Rounds

Three times a year

Join the Forum

Any individual, community group or organisation interested and committed to protecting and restoring biodiversity can be a member of the Forum. It is free to join. You will get an invite to Forum events and receive information on biodiversity workshops, useful biodiversity information, access to other members for sharing knowledge and ideas and help with restoration projects. So contact us and become a member for no cost.

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