Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao

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Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao

About the grant

In September 2020, Marlborough District Council made it easier for the community to restore and protect native habitats through the creation of a new grant scheme: Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao. This $90,000 annual scheme will consider projects that would have fallen under the previous Tui to Town and Greening Marlborough programmes, and expand the funding to additional projects that protect and restore native habitats.

This grant scheme is just one of the many biodiversity and environmental programmes run by the Council to celebrate the wide range of flora and fauna that’s not only unique to New Zealand, but found only in our region. Marlborough has been identified as one of five centres of biodiversity in New Zealand due to the concentration of endemic species. The southern part of Marlborough is home to species that have evolved in the dry, rocky conditions. In the north, Marlborough Sounds offer a spectacular collection of forests, wetlands and coastal habitats.

Find out more about our biodiversity and environmental programmes

Applications for this contestable fund open on 2 August 2021 and close on 31 August 2021. Applicants will be notified of their outcomes by October. This grant scheme is administered by the Environment Committee sub-committee with the support of community representatives.

This grant scheme encourages community-led participation and collaboration. By working together, we can create enduring outcomes to restore and protect native biodiversity in our region.