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


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

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The Nature Heritage Fund is open for applications until 28 February 2023. There is up to $6.9 million to allocate.

This funding round will give priority to selected ecosystems that are threatened and naturally uncommon.

Applications for areas that contain other native ecosystems will also be considered.

Get information about the funding priorities and how to apply

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:

    Phone: 0800 86 20 20

    Email: NHF-Admin@doc.govt.nz


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

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