Community Environment Fund (2021)
The Community Environment Fund supports community groups to restore, maintain and protect native ecosystems. This is a joint initiative between Greater Wellington and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
This round of funding is for projects in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and surrounding catchment area - from Churton Park to Pukerua Bay and inland of Pauatahanui.
Apply to this fund if you have a project in this area that will improve ecosystems, benefit the harbour, involve the wider community, and spread the word about the importance of your work.
Volunteer community groups can apply for funding to support environmental projects that are:
Groups can apply for up to $10,000 each year for up to three years, to fund:
This fund is not for paying salaries or wages of people involved in the project.
Find out about other projects that have been supported by this fund.
Priority will be given to projects that will:
Applications open – Monday 9 August 2021
Applications close – 5pm Thursday 30 September 2021
Successful applications announced – by the end of November
Download the application form, save it to your computer while you are working on it and then email it through to Biodiversity@gw.govt.nz with the subject line ‘Community Environment Fund Application’.
One of the questions on the application form relates to the Ngāti Toa Statement - read the Ngāti Toa Statement here.
Successful applicants may need to provide a short restoration plan before funding can be granted, and will need to complete a brief annual report on how the allocated funds were spent and what was achieved in the years afterwards.
Contact us if you need advice on your project, such as the best plant species for your site and how to control pest plants and animals.
For more information, or to discuss your application, email Jo Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.