Environmental Grant funding open until 4 March 2022

03/02/2022 10:45am
Starred gecko, or Nelson green gecko. Image: Samantha King
Starred gecko, or Nelson green gecko. Image: Samantha King

If you are a group or individual working to improve the health of Nelson Whakatū’s natural environment, you may be eligible for funding support through the Nelson City Council Environmental Grants scheme.

Applications for the February 2022 funding round opened on Tuesday 1 February 2022 and close on Friday 4 March 2022. 

Grant applications for less than $5,000 have a higher chance of success, although funding of up to $20,000 is available for selected projects in any one year. 

Funding is limited so be sure to apply before the 4 March deadline.

The Environmental Grants Scheme provides funding to support projects that improve the health of Nelson’s natural environment.

Priorities for the February 2022 grants round are:

  • Community projects* to enhance biodiversity through pest animal control (e.g. rats, stoats, goats, possums)
  • Projects that protect and restore Significant Natural Areas
  • Projects that reduce erosion on farming and forestry land
  • Projects that restore waterway margins

*Community projects are those that involve three or more landowners and/or involve public land.

If your project doesn’t meet one or more of these priorities, or it involves work in a Nelson City Council Park or Reserve, please contact us on nelson.nature@ncc.govt.nz, 03 546 0200, to discuss your project before completing the application.

To apply, go to nelson.govt.nz/environmental-grants-scheme, download an application form and email to nelson.nature@ncc.govt.nz