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.
Matariki Tu Rākau memorial tree-planting
The Matariki Tu Rākau programme provided 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.
Note: Funding for the Matariki Tu Rākau programme closed in May 2023. No new applications are being accepted. Grants that are already approved will progress as scheduled.
Funding for forestry research
You can apply for funding to research and innovate in forestry through the Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) and the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) Research Programme.
One Billion Trees Programme
The Government developed the One Billion Trees programme to increase tree planting across New Zealand. The goal is to double the current planting rate to reach one billion trees planted by 2028.
Note: The One Billion Trees Fund is closed for applications. Signed contracts will progress as scheduled. The One Billion Trees programme will continue until 2028 for grants that have already been approved.
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.