Kowhai flowers

Image: Alex Schwab | ©


This fund supports community-led conservation projects on public and private land.


The fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity.

Projects are focused on:

  • protecting and restoring our natural habitats
  • halting the decline of and restoring healthy, sustainable populations of our native species.

2018/19 funding rounds

The funding round has closed. If you have applied to the fund, we will contact you in August to let you know the outcome of your application.

We anticipate projects starting from October onwards.

Future funding rounds

The fund will be operating on an annual timetable from the 2019/20 round onwards. These dates will be announced shortly.

You can review the eligibility criteria to find out if your project would be eligible for future funding rounds and take a look at the criteria your application would be assessed against.

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