Forestry funding options for farmers and other landowners
Find out what funds you might be able to access if you’re planning to plant trees on your land.
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.
On this page
- One Billion Trees Programme
- Hill Country Erosion (HCE) Fund
- Where to go for advice or additional funding
The One Billion Trees Programme offers farmers and other landowners 2 funding options.
Grants to plant trees
- Native planting ($4,000/hectare)
- Native reversion ($1,000/hectare)
- Mānuka/kānuka planting ($1,800/hectare)
- Exotic planting ($1,500/hectare), as well as top-up funding for some circumstances.
If you want to join with your neighbours to access funding, Partnerships Funding is available to contribute to the costs of project support for large-scale or catchment planting initiatives with multiple landowners.
The HCE Fund is a partnership between Te Uru Rākau and regional councils. It’s administered by regional councils, who can apply for up to 4 years of funding at each funding round.
The HCE Fund aims to mitigate coastal erosion, hill country erosion, and alpine/high country erosion. Talk to your regional council about what funding might be available.
Contact your regional council’s land management team for advice on where to go for funding – some regions have additional funds you can access.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) website has information about funding from DOC and other groups.
You should also talk to industry bodies and other groups in your region.