Woolly nightshade - a Dirty Dozen weed

Image: Weed Busters | ©


This fund inspires and enables community-led conservation growth.


The fund is directed at practical, on-the-ground projects. These projects will maintain and restore the diversity of our natural heritage and enable more people to participate in recreation, enjoy and learn from our historic places, and engage with and value the benefits of conservation.

The fund was announced in March 2014 with approximately $26 million dollars to distribute to community groups for priority conservation work over four funding rounds. With the completion of the fourth round in 2017, the fund's annual allocation is now approximately $4.6 million.

Dates for the next funding round have not yet been confirmed. If you would like to be kept updated on announcements related to the fund email doccf@doc.govt.nz with 'subscribe' in the subject line.

Or you can look for other funding organisations which may be able to support your project.

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