This fund provides financial assistance and advice to landowners and catchment groups to undertake ecological, human health, recreational and cultural improvements to their waterways and wetlands. This includes riparian plantings, creation of in stream habitat and projects that enhance water quality.
The fund is available year-round, and is allocated on the basis of the potential for improvements in ecological or human health values.
If you would like to apply for assistance, please fill out the application form below. If successful, we will be in touch regarding your application.
We have limited funds and we will only be able to fund projects that are highly likely to produce a highly beneficial outcome. In many cases we will only be able to part-fund the project.
Please note: For planting projects, applicants may need to contact suppliers ahead of time to secure plants and ensure availability. Planting projects should occur over or near winter to improve plant root establishment in case of summer droughts.
Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
We can provide financial support to landowners and catchment groups for ecological enhancement projects. Some examples of this include:
Financial assistance can be made available under the following criteria:
Funding is not available for work required by legislation or other agreement (including resource consent, Tasman Resource Management Plan or other regulations). It is not available for major infrastructure works, forest system restorations that are well away from waterways, erosion control work and fencing (as these are better suited to the River and Stream Management Fund), or projects involving the planting of non-eco-sourced natives or species that have potential to be invasive or create a wilding issue. Other exclusions may apply.