The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports local projects that aim to enhance, preserve or protect the region's natural or historic character.
He Matapuna Akoranga a Hawea Vercoe - Hawea Vercoe Memorial Fund grants are also funded through the EEF to help Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kohanga Reo and bi-lingual schools in the region with environmental projects.
We set up the Environmental Enhancement Fund to provide seed funding for community-based projects that:
- Improve the environment.
- Raise environmental awareness.
- Use the enthusiasm and skills of the community.
The EEF opens on July 1st and runs on a first-in first-served basis until the fund is fully allocated. The EEF budget for the financial year is $300,000. $25,000 per financial year (July 1st to June 30th) is the maximum amount you can apply for. Projects must be on public land or land with public access to be eligible for funding, please check the operational manual below for further detail.
For further information, please contact the Environmental Enhancement Fund Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 884 880.
Find everything important about the EEF, if your group is eligible for funding, what EEF will and won't fund and what your project will be assessed on in the EEF Operational Manual.
Environmental Enhancement Fund projects