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WWF/Community Conservation Fund (CCF): Funding Program to Conserve and Restore New Zealand’s Natural Environment

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 11, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on October 10, 2019
WWF Community Conservation Fund logo
WWF Community Conservation Fund logo

The WWF Community Conservation Fund supports communities to run projects that conserve and restore New Zealand's natural environment - freshwater, coastal, wetlands, forest and dunelands.

The priorities for CCF funding are projects working in
1) Areas of lowland biodiversity including:
- Freshwater environments and their catchments
- Coastal and dune systems
- Wetlands and estuarine systems
- Lowland and coastal forest and scrub communities
- Habitats of threatened indigenous species
- Coastal and inshore marine habitats
2) Areas where there are remaining remnants of high quality habitat.

Applicant´s group must
a) be a small, community group based and operating in New Zealand and employing less than 5 staff (full time equivalent)
b) be a locally constituted branch of a national organization
c) be a not-for-profit entity
d) have a track record, technical competence and have experience in conservation, restoration or land management that enables to deliver the project

Utilize This Offer

The CCF is open to community groups carrying out habitat protection and restoration projects in New Zealand across a range of land tenures.

Grant: a maximum of NZ$15,000.

Applications close on 11 October 2019.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 11, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019

Thanks, Ana.