The Jobs for Nature Private Land Biodiversity Fund is a one-off fund of $18 million, available for biodiversity restoration work on private land to create nature-based employment.
- You can apply for grants of between $300,000 and $1 million (in total), if your organisation has a project working with private landowners that creates temporary employment for up to 3 years.
You can only apply to the Jobs for Nature Private Land Biodiversity Fund if:
- The project supports employment. You must pay at least the living wage of $22.10 per hour.
- The project is on private land (not public land).
- The proposed work and employment are in additional to, or will accelerate, what would have occurred anyway.
- The applicant is an established organisation (includes regional councils) applying on behalf of groups of landowners. The applicant has a proven track record of working with groups of landowners to protect, restore and enhance indigenous biodiversity.
- The project is focused on protecting, restoring and/or enhancing indigenous biodiversity in areas identified as high value by DOC, Regional Council or other credible authority. This includes wetland habitats but excludes projects where the primary focus is freshwater improvements/riparian planting related to water quality.
- The project area has existing legal protection (eg a covenant), or the landowner can provide a commitment to protect, within the funding period.
- The project will be funded for up to 3 years.
- Total funding requested is between $300,000 and $1 million.
How to Apply
- Check your project is eligible for funding
- Review the eligibility criteria and Application factsheet.
- Send in your application: Applications to the fund can only be submitted between 14 January 2021 and 1 pm 16 February 2021. If you are eligible, send them your application:
- Complete the Application form.
- Email it to them.
For more information, visit https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/funding/jobs-for-nature-private-land-biodiversity-fund/