About the fund
The Wood Processing Growth Fund is designed to help wood processors increase New Zealand's onshore wood processing capacity. It does this by providing both grants for pre-investment activities, and direct investment (debt or equity) in capital projects.
The fund focuses on high value, long-lived wood products like sawn structural timber and engineered wood, for domestic and export markets.
Examples of long-lived wood products include:
- structural framing timber
- landscaping and retaining walls.
What the fund is not for
It does not fund processes like wood fuels, bio-char, and single-use products like packaging, or other bio-materials and bio-products.
Biofuel and energy transition projects may access support through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).
Biomaterials and other innovative projects using bio-based feedstocks may access support through Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures.