Kowhai flowers
Image: Alex Schwab | ©


This fund supports community-led conservation projects on public and private land.


The DOC Community Fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity.

Projects are focused on:

  • protecting and restoring our natural habitats
  • halting the decline of and restoring healthy, sustainable populations of our native species.

We get many applications each funding round – funding is not guaranteed by meeting the criteria.

The fund is currently closed

For information on when the next funding round will open, subscribe to our mailing list:

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For funding queries:
Email doccf@doc.govt.nz
Phone 0800 86 20 20

For project delivery queries:
Contact your local DOC office

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