About the Community Environment Fund

This page outlines the purpose of the Community Environment Fund and has information on funding rounds.

Purpose of the fund

The purpose of the Community Environment Fund (CEF) is to empower New Zealanders to make a positive difference to the environment.

It does this by funding projects that:

  • strengthen environmental partnerships
  • raise environmental awareness
  • encourage participation in environmental initiatives in the community.

Latest funding rounds

Next funding round

Dates for the next funding round are yet to be set.

Update on Round 9

The 2017 CEF funding round (Round 9) closed on 14 September 2017. Successful projects have been advised. Details of successful projects will be provided on this website when announced.

Update on Round 8

Projects funded through Round 8 are now on the projects funded to date page.

Community Environment Fund advertising poster 

Promote the Community Environment Fund with an advertising poster [PDF, 569 KB].

Contact us

If you have questions about the fund, or would like to be added to our email update list, please contact the Community Environment Fund team.

Email: cef@mfe.govt.nz