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Cheviot, Amberley and Hawarden – Can apply to hotel licensing trusts. Trust Community Foundation


Mainpower Environmental fund – HDC’s Reserves & Amenities budget Contact HDC,


Predator Free NZ Fund – Funding for the operation of pest control.


Fonterra Grassroots Fund - Supporting local communities.


DoC Community Fund - Email  * contact DoC Community Funds Team on 0800 862 020, email


DoC Nature Heritage Fund - This fund helps private landowners, local government, community groups and others protect high value ecosystems.


Nga Whenua Rahui Matauranga Kura Taiao Fund - This fund helps private landowners, local government, community groups and others protect high value ecosystems.


Also other DOC resources – eg, Predator-Free NZ campaign,  also other govt funding when it comes available for the tree-planting, revegetation programmes, (Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Primary Industries)


Ministry for the Environment Community Environment Fund - The Community Environment Fund empowers New Zealanders to make a positive difference to the environment.

MPI – Matariki Tu Rakau: Remembrance Tree Fund. Contact project manager 021832228 (350,000 trees made available for community planting to mark centenary of WW1. Accessible through local councils. HDC, contact Monique Eade ... first submission for funding early Sept 2018 (6 groups applying)


Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund - Lottery Environment and Heritage grants are available for projects that will help protect, conserve or care for our natural, cultural and physical heritage, or allow us to better understand and access these resources.


Trees that Count- We're counting the native trees planted throughout New Zealand, and helping Kiwis to plant more. Together, we can all make an impact on climate change and improve our environment.


(Canterbury rep, Clayton)


Wall Work QEII National Trust – Stephenson Fund ... contestable, next round closing Aug 10 2018. Fund Administrator at


H3E (Hurunui Three E Trust) – Supports projects focused on environment, and/or employment and/or education. It would consider working with  partnerships, social enterprise or joint ventures to achieve its purpose. Contact Annette Marr Million


Meters Streams Restoration Project- Crowd funding resource to help restore NZ’s waterways. Supports local projects.


Mazda Foundation 


Mazda Supported Trees For School Projects - TREEmendous was launched in 2007 by the Mazda Foundation to help schools develop exciting new ways to promote environmental literacy.


Rata Foundation – Community grants, include sustainability & conservation.


Tindall Foundation - 09 488 0170


Canon Environmental Sponsorship 


Harcourts Foundation  


Community grants Enhancement Access Fund/ Walking access commission - Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors are encouraged to apply for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission's Enhanced Access Fund. (Local Lions Foundation organisations.)


Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust - Contact: Amanda Shaskey For Waipara area, applications sought in February, grants allocated in March.

ECAN Hill Country Erosion Funding - Land-owners in Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can now apply for funding to help combat hill side erosion under a Soil Conservation and Revegetation Programme (SCAR).


ECAN Biodiversity Fund - We have over a million dollars available annually for protection and restoration of biodiversity on private and public land.


For more leads: Fund view database - Accessible at Hurunui District Libraries.

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