Tarnbrae moraines complex, Ohau
Image: Gilbert van Reenen | ©


This fund helps private landowners, local government, community groups, and others protect high value ecosystems.


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The next funding round opens 30 August 2021 and closes 29 October 2021. Decisions on funding will likely be announced no earlier than February 2022.

Who can apply

Applications can be made to the fund by:

  • private landowners
  • local and regional government bodies, and local authority trading enterprises
  • professional and community-based organisations
  • local, regional, and national “umbrella” organisations
  • non-government organisations (NGOs)
  • central government departments and agencies.

SILNA forest owners can also apply to the Nature Heritage Fund to protect SILNA forests. 


    For further information about the Nature Heritage Fund contact:

    The Funds Advisor
    Nature Heritage Fund
    PO Box 10-420
    Wellington 6143

    Phone: 0800 862 020
    Email NHF-Admin@doc.govt.nz

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