2023 Conservation Grants

dune restoration Coromandel beach
© Pāuanui Dune Protection Society
Success Story

Through the Community Conservation Fund, WWF-New Zealand, in partnership with the Tindall Foundation, supports communities and educational facilities to run projects that conserve and restore Aotearoa New Zealand's natural environment and the native species in these habitats. 

In the latest funding round we received applications from many exciting community and educational projects. The selection panel had a very tough job selecting the following 19 projects to support. We look forward to working with them throughout 2024.

  1. Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay - Restoration of Te Taha a shingle beach     
  2. Central Otago Lakes Branch, Forest & Bird - Lake Wanaka Grebe Project
  3. Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand - Drains are Streams Project
  4. Energise Ōtaki Charitable Trust - Bright Futures Knowledge Sharing 2024 - Taking Action on Climate Change Project
  5. Envirohub Marlborough - Conservation Kids NZ Save Our Species Programme
  6. Mana Manu Trust  - Restoration of Matuku-hūrepo Population Project
  7. Mangapārae Papakainga / Titirangi Waka Ama and Wellbeing Charitable Trust - Te Papatipu O Mangapārae Project
  8. Matuku Reserve Trust - Matuku Link Project
  9. Muriwai Environmental Action Community Trust - Muriwai Penguin Project
  10. Native Bird Rescue Charitable Trust - Whakarauora Kororā - Little Penguin Rehabilitation Project
  11. Ngāi Tūpoto ki Motukaraka Trust - Manawatawa Native Restoration Project
  12. Our Seas Our Future - Take Action - Clean your Beach Project
  13. Pāuanui Dune Protection Society - Pāuanui Dune Restoration Project
  14. Stewart Island/Rakiura Community and Environment Trust - Halfmoon Bay Habitat Restoration Project
  15. Te Kura o Ōmanaia - Tiakina te wai o Ōmanaia Project
  16. Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao O Te Tai Tokerau Trust - Tuituia te Kahunuku
  17. Tread Lightly Charitable Trust -Tread Lightly Mobile Environmental Classrooms Project
  18. Western Bay Wildlife Trust - Mauao Kororā Reproduction Monitoring Project
  19. Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust - Hoiho Recovery Project