Kowhai flowers
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This fund supports community-led conservation projects on public and private land. The next funding round will be announced in late 2021.


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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