Great spotted kiwi
Sabine Bernert ©


This fund inspires and enables community-led conservation growth.


The fund, announced in March 2014, has approximately $26 million dollars to distribute to community groups for priority conservation work over four years. Following the initial four years, the fund will return to an allocation of approximately $4.6 million per annum.

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 2016/17 funding round has closed. You can apply to the next funding round, scheduled to open in 2017. Or you can look for other funding organisations which may be able to support your project.

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