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There are many agencies throughout Hawke's Bay and around New Zealand who have funding available to suit your situation. From practical, on-the-ground projects to research and advice, these agencies are there to help.

Maintaining and restoring the diversity of our natural heritage and enabling more people to participate in nature and nature based activities is greatly beneficial to biodiversity outcomes. When we work together we can achieve great things.

Please contact the Funds directly for advice and support.

These funding sources are available for everyone.

Please contact the funders directly for advice and support. 

Department of Conservation (DOC)

 Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)

Fish & Game New Zealand

 Guardians of the Sea Charitable Trust / Nga Kaitiaki mo Tangaroa

 Heritage New Zealand



 Kiwis for kiwi

 Lion Foundation


Million Metres Stream Project

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

 New Zealand Walking Access Commission

 O-I New Zealand

Pan Pac Environment Trust

Predator Free NZ - Predator Free Backyards Programme

Project Crimson

 Pub Charity

 RD & EA Greenwood Environmental Trust

This trust assists preservation and protection of the natural environment of New Zealand. They do not have a website but you can contact Warwick Greenwood, the Managing Trustee, at PO Box 10-359, Wellington.

 Sargood Bequest

 The Tindall Foundation


 Trusts Community Foundation 

 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) New Zealand


These funding sources are available for farmers and rural communities.

Please contact the Funds directly for advice and support.


 Ministry for Primary Industries

 QEII National Trust - Open Space New Zealand

 Rural Women New Zealand

These funding sources are available for schools and school communities.

Please contact the Funds directly for advice and support.

Air New Zealand

 Ministry of Youth Development

 Royal Society

 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) New Zealand

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Contact us

027 231 9367

PO Box 246, Napier 4140

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