Community funding applications extended by two weeks

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To support and recognise those affected by the recent cyclone and recovery effort, we have decided to extend the application deadline for our predator free communities fund until 13 March.

Three women standing in the bush.
Image credit: Predator Free Hauraki Coromandel Community Trust

2023 has been an incredibly challenging year so far; the climate events across the motu have been a reminder of how important it is to support our each other and protect our whenua.

We understand that many communities in Aotearoa New Zealand have been impacted by the recent cyclone and they are focussed on the immediate needs of their communities. To support and recognise those affected, we have decided to extend the deadline of our backyard trapping funding until 13 March.

Our funding provides support for eligible groups to purchase trapping equipment and receive ongoing advice and information. Together, we can make a lasting impact on our environment.

If you know an incredible group, please share the news; we are keen to help connect all our communities to funding and support.

As a reminder, funding is available for backyard trapping groups only. To be eligible, your group must target at least one of the following invasive predators: rats, stoats, ferrets, weasels, or possums.

  • Applicable groups receive between $1,000 and $5,000 in funding based on need and size of the community.
  • Only one application per community.
  • Funding can be used towards community spaces (marae, schools, RSA’s etc).
  • School-led groups are not eligible to apply for funding. 
  • Reserves, lifestyle blocks, farms, council and government land are not covered.
  • Trap libraries are not covered.

Not sure if you’re eligible? If you have any questions, be sure to check out our funding FAQs. Read more about the funding here and take the first step towards becoming part of the predator free movement.