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 this year are:
- Freshwater environments and their catchments
- Coastal and dune systems
- Wetlands and estuaries
- Lowland and coastal forest communities
- Habitats of threatened indigenous species
- Coastal and inshore marine habitats
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 apply
Applications for the 2019 funding round have closed. The next funding round will open in September 2020. Come back to this page then for information on how to apply.
Click here to view the 2019 application requirements and criteria.
For more information
Call: 0800 435 7993
See our community projects map.