Environmental Education Action Fund



What is the WWF Environmental Education Action Fund?

Effective environmental education is about education in, about and for the environment. It doesn't reach its full potential until learners have personalised their knowledge, made decisions on how to address issues, and reflected on that action.

With this in mind WWF, in partnership with The Tindall Foundation, established the Environmental Education Action Fund (EEAF). Its aim is to support schools, environmental educators and communities who, as part of their learning, are taking hands-on action to address an environmental issue.
 

Who can apply?

Educational institutions, environmental education providers and community groups.  We do not fund individuals, Government authorities, Government agencies, or overseas organisations.

 

What kind of projects are funded?

Preference is given to projects with clearly defined learning outcomes aimed to address a specific environmental issue or issues, and with strong community support.

Projects that receive funding are those where learners:

  • Participate in an action based project
  • Learn through experience and participation
  • Decide on why and how to get involved
  • Make meaningful contributions to improving their local environment
  • Involve people in their community
  • Gain skills and are encouraged and supported to take future action for the environment as a result of participating

 

Please note that this fund is about taking action. There is no funding for awareness raising, landscaping/ground maintenance, eco/enviro centre buildings, overseas travel or research projects.

 

How much can I apply for?

A maximum of NZ$15,000, for a funding period of one year. Previous recipients may re-apply to consecutive funding rounds up to three years, or in some circumstances five years, but repeat funding for recipients is not guaranteed and WWF should not be considered an on-going source of funding. New applications will need to be made for each successive year.

 

How to apply

Applications for the Environmental Education Action Fund are open until 26th October 2021.

To ensure you meet the EEAF eligibility criteria and funding priorities please read the application guidelines before registering here
 
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For more information contact WWF on

Community Conservation Coordinator: 027 455 0051
Freephone: 0800 435 7993 
Email: education@wwf.org.nz

Fund Update

The Environmental Education Action Fund is open for applications until 26th October 2021. 

To ensure you meet the EEAF eligibility criteria and funding priorities please read the application guidelines before registering here

 

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Children harvesting potatoes, Lincoln Envirotown. The school is 1 of 18 that received funding from ... 
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Children harvesting potatoes, Lincoln Envirotown. The school is 1 of 18 that received funding from WWF in 2008/9 for environmental education projects.
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Community Funding Partner

WWF acts as a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support families, community and the environment. We are what’s called TTF’s Environmental Donation Manager meaning that we distribute donations on behalf of TTF to local environmental education and community involvement programmes.