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Wellington funding

Cities and Districts

Region wide

Take Action for Water

Description:
School environmental education

Key Criteria:
Must complete programme

Target audience/projects:
Schools for students aged 8-12 years.

Contact info:
www.gw.govt.nz/
0800 496 734
Environmental Education Coordinator

Funding limits:
$300 per school

Kāpiti Coast District

Heritage Fund

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
General Community and Landowners - Kapiti

Contact info:
www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Our-District/Biodiversity/Environmental-Restoration/Funding/

Riparian Fund

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
Landowners - Kapiti

Contact info:
www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Our-District/Biodiversity/Environmental-Restoration/Funding/

Upper Hutt City

Upper Hutt City Council Community Grants

Description:
For community groups either working in Upper Hutt or for community organisations that benefit the residents of Upper Hutt.

Target audience/projects:
General Community - Upper Hutt

Contact info:
www.upperhuttcity.com/community/funding-information/community-grants/

Wairarapa

Trust House Foundation

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
General Community - Wairarapa

Contact info:
www.trusthouse.co.nz/funding/

Wellington City

Capital Compost Grant

Description:
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.

Contact info:
Application Form

Johnsonville Charitable Trust

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
Community Groups in the Johnsonville Area

Contact info:johnsonvilletrust.org.nz/trust-grant-policies/

Meridian Westwind Community Fund

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
Community groups in the Makara area

Contact info:www.meridianenergy.co.nz/about-us/community-support/community-funds/west-wind

Natural Environment Fund

Description:

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.

Target audience/projects:
General community - Wellington

Contact info:
wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/funding/council-funds/our-living-city-fund

Wellington Community Trust

Description:
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.

Target audience/projects:
General Community - Wellington

Contact info:
www.wct.org.nz/applications