This funding round is for projects that create employment opportunities that will improve the management of New Zealand’s lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and wetlands.
This includes funding for:
- reduction of sediment eroding from the land
- wetland construction and restoration
- stream reinstatements
- estuary protection and restoration
- restoration of fish passage
- job creation
- building capacity and capability in freshwater management and restoration.
This funding is being made available as part of the $1.3 billion Jobs for Nature environmental funding programme. This is as per the earlier funding round held in September 2020.
Visit Jobs for Nature - Mahi mō te Taiao webpage to see what other funding programmes are available.
- We will review your expression of interest to ensure it is eligible for funding.
- If it is eligible an assessment panel will assess it against the assessment criteria outlined above.
- You will then be either invited to submit a full application or notified that your expression of interest has been unsuccessful.
- Full applications will be assessed by the assessment panel using the same assessment criteria used for the expressions of interest.
- The Sustainable Land Use Ministers will make funding decisions. You will be notified if your application has been approved or not.
- If your application is approved you will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the funding process. This involves developing a project plan and signing a deed of funding.
- If needed initial start-up costs can be provided, while a deed of funding is being developed, to fast-track some aspects of the project.
- Once a deed of funding has been signed, the wider work programme of the project can begin.