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The DOC Community Fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity.
Projects are focused on:
We get many applications each funding round – funding is not guaranteed by meeting the criteria.
The 2020 funding round closed 24 March 2020.
If you submitted an application you should expect to hear back from the Funds Team in July 2020. This date may change depending on how the COVID-19 situation unfolds.
This is split evenly across DOC Operational Regions and one National Category. Approximately $460,000 will be allocated to each region.
A one-off $1 million was available for established community conservation hubs in 2020. This funding was for established hubs to build the capability and capacity of community conservation groups.
The DOC Community Fund will reopen for applications in early 2021. If you're interested in funding, check if your project meets the eligibility criteria.
If your project does not meet the eligibility criteria, you can see if it fits with any other funds.