Cities and Districts
Take Action for Water
School environmental education
Must complete programme
Schools for students aged 8-12 years.
0800 496 734
Environmental Education Coordinator
$300 per school
An incentive scheme for landowners to fence and restore the banks of streams. Up to $5,000 is available on a cost-sharing basis for fencing, plants and site preparation.
General Community and Landowners - Kapiti
The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Heritage Fund aims to assist and actively encourage landowners and members of the Kāpiti Coast community to manage, protect and enhance heritage features throughout the district including ecological, geological, historical and cultural areas and sites.
Landowners - Kapiti
Upper Hutt City Council Community Grants
For community groups either working in Upper Hutt or for community organisations that benefit the residents of Upper Hutt.
General Community - Upper Hutt
Trust House Foundation
Organisations, or branches of National organisations, that have an association or communal interest with the communities in which Trust House has an association. These communities are: Flaxmere, Feilding, Pahiatua, Eketahuna, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston, Martinborough, Rimutaka and Central/South Wellington. Applications from organisations outside these areas will be declined, except where applicants can demonstrate that they provide a substantial benefit to one or more of these areas.
General Community - Wairarapa
Capital Compost Grant
Each year the Council sets aside some Capital Compost to help schools, childhood education facilities and community garden groups to create food gardens, or complete native plant-restoration projects.
Eligible organisations can apply for the grant every two years. Transport costs are not included. The grant is usually exhausted within a few months.
Johnsonville Charitable Trust
The Trust is not restricted as to which particular charitable purposes it can support or in which area it may grant funds, but has a preference to fund projects that give benefits to the communities within the Trust area.
While some Trusts conduct regular calls for grant applications every year or operate an on-going grant process, the JCT has a preference for less frequent grants for capital works projects. This enables larger grants to be provided.
Community Groups in the Johnsonville Area
Meridian Westwind Community Fund
The West Wind community fund provides grants for projects in Makara, South Makara, Makara Beach and Takarau Gorge that support sustainable community development. The fund started in May 2013 with $200,000 available over three years. You can apply for funding if your project meets at least one of the West Wind fund objectives.
Your project must:
•promote environmental awareness and programmes that sustain and improve the quality of the environment in the community
•encourage a safer community
•contribute to the sustainability of non-profit organisations or volunteer services
•foster the development of opportunities for sporting, social and recreational activities with a focus on youth
•promote life-long learning opportunities for all.
Community groups in the Makara area
Natural Environment Fund
The fund will support projects and activities which help;
- protect the city's indigenous biodiversity
- restore riparian and coastal ecosystems
- and connect people to nature.
General community - Wellington
Wellington Community Trust
To protect and preserve our heritage and environment. Support initiatives that ensure the long-term preservation of the region’s environment and history. Supports activities that will ensure our region’s heritage is preserved and accessible to future generations Innovative projects portraying a region taking best care of its environment and projects that raise awareness within communities.
General Community - Wellington