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Funding and awards

Funding and awards

Updated 10 December 2019 12:59pm

Healthy waterways

Helping landowners improve waterways and wetlands for landowners. Excluding stock from waterways can improve water quality and habitat for aquatic plants and animals. If you are a landowner, two new support programmes can help you to protect our environment. These programmes can also help you to comply with the rules set out in the Proposed Natural Resources plan (pNRP). More ... 

Community Restoration Fund

We’re looking for passionate conservation groups to apply for Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour’s Catchment Restoration Fund. More...

Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Greater Wellington supports the Ballance Farm Environment Awards in the Wellington region. The annual awards give farmers and lifestylers in the Wellington region the opportunity to find out how well they are sustaining their land. More...

Warm Greater Wellington

Greater Wellington provides each ratepayer a maximum of $3,900 in financial assistance for home insulation. It can be repaid through a targeted rate on your regular rates bill over nine years. More...

Kaitiaki Funding for Schools

This fund is designed to support schools in our region to put on Kaitiaki projects. We want to help get school kids out planting, doing littler clean-ups, pest animal control, or other activities that support our native flora and fauna. The fund can be a maximum of $500 per year.

Get in touch with our biodiversity team for more information and to be sent an application form:

Student Transport Grant

To support schools in our region to more easily access environmental education programmes and resources we also offer a grant. This can be up to $500 a year to cover up to two buses or train trips for up to 90 students. It can be used by schools doing the following programmes:

  • Mountains to Sea programme (Whitebait Connection, Healthy Harbours Porirua, and Experiencing Marine Reserves)
  • GWRC Stream Assessment Kits 
  • Sustainable Coastlines  

Get in touch with our biodiversity team for more information and to be sent an application form:

Biodiversity funding and support in our region

There is a wealth of support available to residents in our region to reach environmental goals.

Let’s improve our environment one step at a time, together. More...