Partnership Funding from the One Billion Trees Fund

There are partnership co-funding opportunities available between Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service (Forestry New Zealand) and groups and organisations who can improve outcomes for tree planting.

30 April 2021

The One Billion Trees fund is now closed for new applications. All existing signed contracts will progress according to the contract terms.

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Improving the success of tree planting

Partnership Funding is aimed at projects that can improve the long-term success of tree planting in New Zealand. Eligible projects could include scientific or technological innovations, workforce development, information and advice for landowners, or catchment restoration projects. Generally, each party contributes 50% of the cost towards the project, either financially or in kind.

What we're looking for in partnership projects

We'll give priority to projects that focus on specific key areas including workforce development, information and advice, science and innovation, seedling production, and catchment-scale native restoration support.

Assessment criteria

Any individual, non-government organisation, Māori landowner, trust, company, charity, research organisation, or council can apply for partnership funding. Find out what we'll look for in your application.

Express your interest

Tell us about your idea and we’ll be in touch to discuss it with you. You can express your interest year-round.

One Billion Trees Fund partnership projects

The projects the One Billion Trees Programme has co-funded so far.

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