We have detailed below a range of funds available for predator control groups in Waikato.
There is also an online portal which provides a comprehensive list of funds (not just focusing on conservation) called Generosity New Zealand. It is available on a subscription basis or it can be accessed free through your local library (you just need your library card).
Please note: this list of funds is not exhaustive and if you know of any others, please email us.
|Fund name||About||Amount available||Funding rounds|
|The Community Waikato Tindall Annual Fund||Covers social service groups participating in an environmental project that improves the well-being of the community.||$1000-5000 (40 grants available)||Annually - September
|Waikato Catchment Ecological Environment Trust||Assist projects which foster and enhance the sustainable management of ecological resources in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments||Generally $5000 - $30,000, sometimes more||Annual, closing 31 March|
|Forest and Bird - Waikato||Contact|
President, Forest and Bird Protection Society, Provide funding to assist with conservation projects on legally protected land.
PO Box 11092, Hillcrest, Hamilton
|Up to $6,000||All year round|
|Norah Howell Charitable Trust||Support, assist and promote charitable purposes particularly in the Waikato.|
C B Cleland
PO Box 9495, Hamilton
|$1,000-2,000||March and September|
|Waipa District Council Community Board Discretionary Grantsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Up to $3,000||TBC|
|Lottery Waikato Community Committee||To encourage or enable community self-reliance. Includes projects that help the well-being of people in community.||Varies||April, July & November|
|Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund||This fund enables the purchase of materials, used in pest animal/ plant pest control.||Up to $5,000||Annually - July|
|Environmental Initiatives Fund||This fund provides single or multi-year (up to 3 years) grants for projects which directly enhance and/or benefit the environment or provide environmental education.||Up to $40,000 total||Annually May — June|
|The Trust Waikato||To help organisations carry out charitable, cultural, educational, recreational and other projects of benefit to the people of the Greater Waikato.||$500 upwards - contact directly for more info.||February, June & September|
|Hamilton City Council - Community Funding||Single-year Grant supports not-for-profit community organisations that support small community led projects that are aligned with Council plans and strategies and contribute to the social wellbeing of the city by delivering community wide services.||Contestable fund of at least $292,000||1 February - 1 March 2019|
|Len Reynolds Trust||Projects in the Waikato area that support education, environment and social well-being.||TBC||TBC|
|Natural Heritage Fund||Supports large scale projects that protect and manage, in perpetuity, special places of ecological significance.||Varies|