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Looking for Funding?

Looking for funding can be a difficult and mind boggling experience!
Taiao Raukawa, have produced a comprehensive resource to assist Iwi, Hapū, and wider community in relation to specific environmental funding. The resource includes information such as: the different types of funding available; funding criteria; funding rounds; and application contact details.

There is a wide range of environmental funding available. Examples of Funding includes financial assistance for:

  • Hapū and Iwi to protect native eco-systems on Māori land;
  • legal fees for resource management cases at the Environmental Court; and
  • initiatives to retain and promote traditional Māori knowledge and its use in biodiversity management

If your Marae, whānau trust, or organisation need financial assistance for anything related to the environmental sector, click onto the below pdf link, you may be eligible for funding.

Related Funding Information and Links (PDF)

Other Funding

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

EECA administer a number of funding schemes and programmes for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. For more information refer to

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

MAF's Sustainable Farming Fund supports projects that contribute to the economic, social and environmental viability of farmers, growers, foresters and their wider rural communities.  Enquire at

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

The Sustainable Farming Fund - Climate Change portfolio is a new initiative that comes out of the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Plan of Action.  Two million dollars per year has been allocated to invest in farmer, forester and grower led projects specifically related to climate change.  For more information see

Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has funding for fisheries management plans that can be accessed through its Pou Takawaenga officers.  Enquire at

Te Puni Kokiri

TPK is the government's principal adviser for Maori affairs.  The website outlines Maori funding assistance from government and non-government organisations, including iwi authorities and professional associations.  Enquire at

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