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 fund is currently closed

For information on when the next funding round will open, subscribe to our mailing list. Email NHF-Admin@doc.govt.nz with the subject 'subscribe'.

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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