Community Conservation Fund
The Community Conservation Fund supports groups such as Mahinepua Radar Hill Landcare Group as they protect the landscape and animals around them.
We've changed the name of the Habitat Protection Fund. It is now called the Community Conservation Fund.
What is the WWF Community Conservation Fund?
The WWF Community Conservation Fund supports communities to run projects that conserve and restore New Zealand's natural environment - freshwater, coastal, wetlands, forest and dunelands.
The WWF Community Conservation Fund is supported by the Tindall Foundation.
Who can apply?
The WWF Community Conservation Fund is targeted at local community conservation groups based and working in New Zealand engaged in hands-on ecological restoration or conservation. We do not fund national or regional umbrella groups.
What kind of projects are funded?
The WWF Community Conservation Fund gives preference to projects that are working to protect areas of high conservation value. The priorities are:
- Areas of lowland biodiversity including:
- Freshwater environments and their catchments
- Coastal and dune systems
- Wetlands and estuarine systems
- Lowland and coastal forest and scrub communities
- Coastal and inshore marine habitats
- Habitats of threatened indigenous species
- Remaining remnants of high quality habitat
How much can I apply for?
A maximum of NZ$15,000. Projects can be funded for up to three consecutive years, but new applications will need to be made for each successive year.
How to applyThe Community Conservation Fund is now closed.
You can find out about eligibility and CCF funding priorities in the 2020 application guidelines.
New funding rounds will be advertised here and for notifications about this fund you can sign up to our Kaitiaki Community Conservation newsletter.
For more information contact WWF on
Grant Administrator: 027 455 0051
Freephone: 0800 435 7993
Find out about previously funded projects
See our community projects map