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Funding sources

Funding sources

Updated 10 December 2019 2:36pm

Schools often need to find more funding so that they can continue their environmental education journey. Below are the main funders for environmental education that we know about. If you know or have heard of another funding source, we would love to hear from you.

WWF-New Zealand – Environmental Education Action Fund

Through the Environmental Education Action Fund, WWF-New Zealand and The Tindall Foundation are supporting schools and community projects around the country that use education as a tool to encourage people to take action for their environment.

Funded Focus Areas:

  • Have clearly defined learning outcomes that aim to address a specific environmental issue or issues.
  • Facilitate, support or promote opportunities for people to take action for their environment.
  • Have sound project planning and evaluation processes
  • Provide evidence of strong community support .
  • Enable teachers to deliver environmental education programmes as outlined in the Guidelines for Environmental Education in New Zealand Schools (Ministry of Education, 1999).

There are two funding rounds a year, with an annual disbursement of $40,000. Deadlines for applications are 1 April and 1 September.

Sustainable Management Fund

The Sustainable Management Fund is funded by the Ministry for the Environment. It provides grants for the following five topic areas:

  • Freshwater management initiatives
  • 'Adopt A' schemes (eg adopt a stream)
  • Urban sustainability
  • Practical action to address climate change
  • Waste minimisation and resource recovery

Funding Information Service

The Funding Information service provides funding informations in New Zealand