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Habitat Protection Fund

The Habitat Protection Fund supports groups such as Mahinepua Radar Hill Landcare Group as they protect the landscape and animals around them.


What is the WWF Habitat Protection Fund?

The WWF Habitat Protection Fund supports communities to run projects that conserve and restore New Zealand's natural environment - freshwater, coastal, wetlands, forest and dunelands. 

The WWF Habitat Protection Fund is supported by the Tindall Foundation.

Who can apply?

The WWF Habitat Protection 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 Habitat Protection 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

This fund is currently closed. The fund will open for applications once a year. The next funding round will be in September or October 2019. Click here to view the application requirements and criteria

For more information

Contact Becky Wilson, Innovation and Programme Coordinator if you have any queries
Email: hpf@wwf.org.nz
Cell phone: 027 455 0051
Office: 0800 435 7993

Funding Update

This fund is now closed. The fund will open for applications once a year. The next round will open in September 2019.

You can view the application form and criteria here for reference, but we are not currently accepting applications.

Sign up to our Community Conservation Newsletter for updates.


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