Community Funding

WWF proudly supports New Zealanders to take conservation action. We provide funding to communities and schools, in partnership with the Tindall Foundation.

Conservation Innovation Awards 2014

Supporting projects, products and research that demonstrate innovation in community based conservation. First place is a $25,000 grant. Our 2014 winners can be found here.
Look out for our Conservation Innovation Awards running again in 2015 Learn more

Habitat Protection Fund

The Habitat Protection Fund is currently closed. The next round opens 1 February 2015. Supporting hands-on ecological restoration by New Zealand not-for-profit groups.  Learn more

Environmental Education Action Fund

The Environmental Education Action Fund is currently closed. The next round opens 1 February 2015. Supporting environmental education through action in New Zealand schools and communities. Learn more

Community Funding partner

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WWF has worked in partnership with the Tindall Foundation for nearly 15 years to deliver much-needed funding to community conservation and education initiatives. Thanks Tindall!

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Kaitiaki is our quaterly enews that brings you the latest on community conservation, available funding and success stories from local communities.

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Mentoring Survey for Community Conservation Groups

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Project Kiwi Trust's Paula Williams explains how the transmitter can track kiwi egg incubation
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Do you or your group have skills you can share? Or is your group in need of support to upskill in a specific area? Let us know!

WWF-New Zealand is looking at how we can better support the community conservation groups we work. Go here and answer a few easy questions to help us help you.