How to register your interest in Partnership Funding

If you're interested in Partnership Funding, you'll need to fill in an Expression of Interest. Find out what to do and the evidence and information you need to submit.

23 December 2020 – Funding application update

We cannot accept any more One Billion Trees applications. The number of applications in progress will exceed the limit of the fund if approved.

If you have applied for funding, we will contact you to discuss your application by the end of January 2021.

Existing signed contracts will progress as scheduled.

Before you register your interest

Before you complete an expression of interest it’s a good idea to send a summary of your idea to us at

We'll get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

You should also check the priority areas for funding and the assessment criteria.

Focus for Partnerships Funding projects

Complete the form

We are not currently accepting applications.

Once you’re confident your proposal meets our criteria you can complete an Expression of Interest. The Expression of Interest should be a summary of your proposal to give Te Uru Rākau a good understanding of what you're wanting to do.

It should provide information about:

  • how your project meets the Government’s objectives
  • the expected benefits and outcomes
  • the costs of the project
  • the parties involved
  • each party’s contribution.

The One Billion Trees Fund application form includes the Expression of Interest in Partnerships Funding.

For Partnerships Funding, fill in sections 1 and 3 of the form. If your project involves tree planting, you also need to fill in section 2 which provides the information needed to apply for a Direct Grant as well.

Download the form, or email us for a paper copy.

Direct Grants for tree planting

If you have any questions or want to talk about your proposal:

  • phone the Partnership Funding team on 0800 00 83 33
  • email

Email your application form to us

Send your completed application and supporting documentation to

Once we've received your expression of interest, we'll be in touch to discuss your project further. We aim to send an acknowledgement within 10 days.

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