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.

DOC Community Fund 2017/18

The 2017/18 funding round has closed - see the list of successful applications

The next funding round will open in 2018 - email the Funds Team doccf@doc.govt.nz if you'd like your name added to a contact list for updates.

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


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