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Funding for tree planting and research

MPI has funding available to encourage communities to plant trees, encourage innovation, and support projects that improve land production or reduce erosion. Find out more about our funding programmes and partnerships.

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Matariki Tu Rākau memorial tree-planting

Access One Billion Trees funding to plant living memorials to honour members of your community.  Funding is provided through community groups, school, councils, marae, and Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Associations.

Hill Country Erosion Programme

The Hill Country Erosion Programme is a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), regional councils, unitary authorities, and landowners that sets plans for and treats erosion-prone land.

Funding for forestry research

You can apply for funding to research and innovate in forestry through the One Billion Trees Programme, Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures), and the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) Research Programme.

Previous funding programmes that have closed

Some funding programmes are no longer open for applications. They include the Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP) land treatment grants, the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI) and the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF). Find out what to do if you have an active grant or are a member of one of these schemes.