Applications open for Environmental Projects funding

Scott Simpson

Wellington, August 26, 2017

The next round of government’s Community Environment Fund is now open for applications.

The Community Environment Fund helps community groups all over the country initiate practical programmes that will improve New Zealand’s environment.

If you have a great idea for an environmental project and need funding support, you should be preparing your application now.

The Community Environment Fund empowers New Zealanders to take environmental action by funding projects that strengthen environmental partnerships, raise environmental awareness and encourage participation in environmental initiatives in the community.

Good Record

Since it was set up in 2010, the Community Environment Fund has awarded over $12 million in funding support to more than 85 projects across New Zealand.

The Community Environment Fund sits alongside the more specialist Waste Minimisation Fund of $13 million a year, the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund of $600,000 a year, the Contaminated Site Remediation Fund of $2.63 million a year and the Freshwater Improvement Fund.

Applications close on 14 September. More information about the Community Environment Fund and the application form and guidance can be accessed at

Scott Simpson is Associate Environment Minister of New Zealand.


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