The Waste Minimisation Fund funds projects that promote or achieve waste minimisation. By supporting these projects the fund increases resource efficiency, reuse, recovery and recycling and decreases waste to landfill.
The Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund provides $2.63 million in annual funding to regional councils and unitary authorities for the remediation of contaminated sites that pose a risk to human health and the environment.
The Environmental Legal Assistance Fund is for not-for-profit groups advocating for matters of environmental public interest. Funding enables applicants to participate more effectively and efficiently in resource management processes at the Environment Court, higher courts or board of inquiry.
This section has information on the Te Mana o Te Wai Fund and Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-up Fund which are both closed funds. It also has information on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme and Lake Taupō Protection Project which both received Crown funding contributions.