We run two separate funds in partnership with the Tindall Foundation, supporting Kiwis to get involved in protecting their local environment:
This fund is for local community conservation groups based and working in New Zealand, and engaged in hands-on ecological restoration or conservation.
This fund is for New Zealand schools, environmental education providers and community groups running education programmes where action for the environment is part of learning.
We’ll be accepting applications for both these funds from 14 September to 9 October 2020. Visit our website to find out if your project is suitable for funding and how to apply.
If you have any queries contact WWF on
Grant Administrator: 027 455 0051
Freephone: 0800 435 7993
email@example.com for Community Conservation Fund
firstname.lastname@example.org for Environmental Education Action
Are you interested in film and passionate about the environment? Then Lincoln Envirotown Trust challenge for you to make a short film that will stimulate those who view it into taking action! Get creative and make a short film in any style.
Deadline for entries 31 August 2020
For more information go to Eventbrite focusforfuture2020.eventbrite.co.nz
Contact Dave Fitzjohn, 03 423 0445, email@example.com
Last Thursday, Environment Canterbury adopted the draft 2020/21 Annual Plan (year three of the Long-Term Plan) and they would love to hear your thoughts on this and their priorities for the future.
You can read the plan and give feedback on the Have Your Say engagement portal, up until Wednesday 25 March.
The next round of funding for the Predator Free Communities programme will be open for applications on Monday 10th February 2020. Predator Free New Zealand Trust are looking for enthusiastic communities that want to make their backyards predator free and help native species thrive.
The funding round opens Monday 10th February 2020 and closes Sunday 23rd February 2020. The application form is available here.
Kia ora koutou Ocean Lovers and Seaweek Supporters,
Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea which takes place from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March 2020.
Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning about the ocean because it is so important to all our lives, no matter how far you are from it! Our mission is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! This is not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better.
We are using the following theme Connecting With Our Seas and whakatauki: Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me
The final event calendar is here.
At long last, here is the information and image from 25 November hui- Te Kāhui Tūao (Constellation of Volunteers)- Telling our Story
The purpose of this hui was to start to capture the stories of the individuals and community organisations in the environmental sector. Participants worked in small groups and talked about key insights from their work, and explored the question “Why is this work important to you?” Their answers were then the nuggets of wisdom that are represented on the canvas as the Matariki Stars, in both words and images.
We will keep building our story with the goal of having a multi-media presentation that shows the collective impact of the environmental movement (past, present and future). This presentation will be shared with our communities, local and regional councils and visitors to this beautiful place we call home in 2020.
A working group is needed to guide this project. Please email Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like more information about this project.
Canterbury Museum – 30 October 2019 – 9 February 2020
When the East Polynesian ancestors of Māori landed in New Zealand, they applied their extensive knowledge of plants to the new species they encountered.
When botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander arrived here 250 years ago with James Cook’s first expedition they brought a different way of thinking about and classifying this same flora.
He Uru Hou: Our Native Plants combines the Māori and European ways of interpreting our native plants, symbolised in the exhibition by Jo Torr’s 2006 artwork Pacific Crossings, an eighteenth-century European style coat and waistcoat made from tapa cloth and embroidered with native plant designs.
Learn how Māori used plants to make medicine, clothing and tools. See actual samples gathered by Banks and Solander. Understand the role of plants in supporting native animals.
New Zealand’s birds are wonderful. It’s difficult to pick just one favourite, so this year you can vote for up to five birds. Just rank your favourite birds from one to five.
Voting opens at 9am on Monday 28 October and closes at 5pm on Sunday 10 November.
Sadly, many of New Zealand’s native birds are in crisis. Two thirds of our birds are threatened with extinction. Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year celebrates our unique birds and with each vote you help give them a voice.