Applying for funding from the Freshwater Improvement Fund

This page is for people applying to the Freshwater Improvement Fund. It includes the key dates for the application process and links to the guide for applicants and application form. Note the 2017 funding round is now closed for applications.

2017 funding round - key dates

Dates are indicative and are subject to change. Any changes to dates will be published here.

Date Event
23 February 2017 Funding round opened for applications
13 April 2017 (mid-day) Funding round closed
May to June 2017  Assessment panel considers applications
Late June to July 2017 Minister makes final funding decisions and applicants are notified
July to December 2017 Successful applicants finalise project plans and sign deed of funding agreements
December 2017 Projects begin

Guide for applicants

The Guide for Applicants 2017 is provided below for reference purposes only.

Freshwater Improvement Fund guide for applicants 2017

Application form

Application forms for the 2017 funding round are provided below for reference purposes only.

Freshwater Improvement Fund application form (part 1) [DOCX, 1.18 KB]

Freshwater Improvement Fund application form (part 2 - budget) [XLS, 32 KB]

Contact us

If you have a query about the Freshwater Improvement Fund, please email us and include your name, organisation, a summary of your query, and the best phone number to contact you on. We will respond to your query within five working days.


Please note we are currently in temporary accommodation as a result of the November 2017 earthquakes, and have limited telephone access, so email is the best way to contact us.