Get help with costs

If you are planning to plant trees, there is a range of funding that you may be able to get.

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries offers funding through the:

  • Māori Agribusiness Pathway to Primary Productivity
  • Matariki Tu Rākau living memorials
  • Hill Country Erosion Fund
Māori Agribusiness Pathway to Increased Productivity (MAPIP) Programme – Ministry for Primary Industries Matariki Tu Rākau funding for memorial tree planting – Ministry for Primary Industries Hill Country Erosion Programme – Ministry for Primary Industries

Regional councils

Your regional council’s land management team can give you advice on where to go for funding. Some regions have additional funds you might be able to access.

Council maps and websites – Local Government New Zealand

Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation provides funding for community groups and landowners. The:

  • Ngā Whenua Rāhui fund provides protection for Māori landowners through the use of 25 year renewable kawenata (covenants).
  • Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund seeks to preserve the customs, history and stories associated with Māori land and tikanga.
  • The Māori Land Fund supports Māori landowners to preserve and grow nature.
  • Nature Heritage Fund is an independent, contestable fund available to all privately owned land with a high biodiversity or ecological value.
Ngā Whenua Rāhui Fund – Department of Conservation Mātauranga Kura Taiao Fund – Department of Conservation Jobs for Nature: Māori Land Fund – Department of Conservation Nature Heritage Fund – Department of Conservation Apply for funding – Department of Conservation

Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri's Whenua Māori Fund supports Māori landowners to explore land use and ways of boosting its productivity.

Whenua Māori Fund – Te Puni Kōkiri

Million Metres Streams

The Million Metres Streams Project provides crowd funding options for stream restoration projects.

Million Metres Streams Project

Industry groups and other bodies

You should talk to industry bodies and other groups in your region to find out what other funding options may be available to you.

Federated Farmers of New Zealand Farm Forestry New Zealand DairyNZ New Zealand Forest Owners Association Tane's Tree Trust