Environmental Education Action Fund | WWF New Zealand

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 and The Tindall Foundation established the Environmental Education Action Fund. 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.

 

Funding criteria

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


 

Note

The fund is about taking action. There is no funding for awareness raising, landscaping/ground maintenance, eco/enviro centre buildings, overseas travel, research projects or government authorities.

The maximum fund amount that can be applied for is $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

The Environmental Education Action Fund is now closed.

You can find out about eligibility and EEAF 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 
Email: education@wwf.org.nz


 

Find out about previously funded projects 

See our community projects map.

Fund Update

The Environmental Education Action Fund is now closed.

You can find out about eligibility and EEAF funding priorities in the 2020 application guidelines.

Sign up to our Community Conservation Newsletter for updates on this fund.
Children harvesting potatoes, Lincoln Envirotown. The school is 1 of 18 that received funding from ... 
© Cello Robertson / LET
Children harvesting potatoes, Lincoln Envirotown. The school is 1 of 18 that received funding from WWF in 2008/9 for environmental education projects.
© Cello Robertson / LET
 
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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.
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