Environmental Education Action Fund
Funding criteriaPreference is given to projects that:
- Have clearly defined learning outcomes aimed to address a specific environmental issue or issues
- Facilitate, support or promote opportunities for people to take action for their environment
- Have sound project planning and evaluation processes
- Provide evidence of strong community support
- Enable teachers to deliver environmental education programmes as outlined in the Guidelines for Environmental education in New Zealand Schools (Ministry of Education, 1999)
- Schools and community groups in New Zealand can apply; preference is given to those with IRD charitable status.
NoteThe fund is about taking action. There is no funding for awareness, landscaping/ground maintenance, eco/enviro centre buildings, overseas travel, research projects or government authorities.
The maximum fund amount that can be applied for is $8000. Projects can be funded for up to three consecutive years, but new applications will need to be made for each successive year.
There are two rounds of the Environmental Education Action Fund every year. The first round opens on the 1st of Febuary and the second opens on the 1st July.
How to apply
To apply read the EEAF Application Guide (you can download it on the right) to decide if your project is eligible and meets the relevant criteria.
If you decide to apply, complete the application form and submit it to Becky Wilson, Community Conservation Coordinator at email@example.com by 5pm on the closing date.
For any enquiries or to submit your application email to Becky Wilson, Community Conservation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 471 4297.
Recent recipientsSee our community projects map.
View digital stories from successful recipients
The projects featured in these digital stories are recipients of the Environmental Education Action Fund. They are outstanding examples of schools that have embraced student-led learning, engaged with their local communities, and implemented the New Zealand Curriculum through taking action to improve their local environment.
For more information contact Becky Wilson, Community Conservation Coordinator. You can ring Becky on (04) 471 4297.