Kowhai flowers

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


The DOC Community 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.

Successful applications for the 2019 round

The fund will be operating on an annual timetable from 2019.

Important dates for the 2020 round:

  • December 2019 – Application forms and guidance made available
  • 24 February 2020 - Fund opens for applications
  • 24 March 2020 - Fund closes for applications
  • July 2020 - Applicants expected to be notified of funding decisions

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.



For funding queries:
Email doccf@doc.govt.nz
Phone 0800 86 20 20

For project delivery queries:
Contact your local DOC office

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