Community Environment Fund

This page provides information on the Community Environment Fund. It includes details on the application process and links to previously funded projects.

Community Environment Fund Round 6 is now closed

This funding round was for regional council freshwater management activities that support key elements of the Government’s freshwater programme.

Applications closed at 5pm, Monday 9 June 2014. For more information see:
Community Environment Fund Round 6 (May 2014) — for regional council freshwater management projects


About the Community Environment Fund

The Ministry wants to work with you to help make a positive difference to the environment.

The Community Environment Fund (CEF) provides funding so New Zealanders are empowered to take environmental action. It also ensures:

  • partnerships (relating to practical environmental initiatives) between interested parties are supported and strengthened
  • community-based advice and educational opportunities are increased
  • awareness on environmental legislation and issues is heightened.

Each year there will be up to two opportunities/funding rounds to submit an application to the fund.

How applications are assessed

All applications are assessed against the CEF eligibility criteria, the Ministry's key priorities for the financial year, funding principles, and their merit compared with other applications. The Ministry's Statement of Intent has further information about our key priorities.

Contact us

Funds Management Team
Phone: 0800 499 700

Find out more

Last updated: 23 June 2014