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.