Freshwater Improvement Fund

The Freshwater Improvement Fund commits $100 million over 10 years to improve the management of New Zealand’s lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and wetlands. It supports projects, with a total value of $400,000 or more, that help communities manage fresh water within environmental limits.

This section has information on the fund, eligibility and assessment criteria and how to apply for funding.

The fund is now closed for applications. At this stage we are unable to give any indication when the next Freshwater Improvement Fund round may be. 

If you would like to be kept updated on announcements related to the fund please email fif@mfe.govt.nz with “subscribe” in the subject line.

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