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Get funding for your restoration project

Get funding for your restoration project

Updated 12 February 2018 12:12pm

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment Restoration Fund

The Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment Restoration Fund was created to support groups restoring, maintaining or enhancing native vegetation of areas around the Porirua Harbour catchment. It’s our way of helping communities get on with some important work restoring natural habitats in their backyards.

We hope this fund will enable groups to:

• Improve the health of the native ecosystems around the catchment area

• Reduce the amount of soil getting into streams and the harbour

• Involve others in their restoration work

• Spread the message that native ecosystems, such as those in and around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour, are in important areas to be protected and cherished

The fund can support up to three years of restoration work and is open for applications from September. The fund is available to all community groups looking to help restore and protect the biodiversity of the beautiful Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and its catchment.


Who can apply?

Any volunteer groups who wish to help restore native plants in the Porirua Harbour catchment boundary. Applicants need to be a functioning group with a nominated leader.

This fund is only available for work on public land. You can ring your local council to find out if your project area is on public land.


How can I apply?

It’s easy to apply for the The Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment Restoration fund:

1. Review the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment map and ensure the area you wish to restore is within the catchment area. If you’re not sure, check with us

2. Complete an application form

3. Email or post your application to us between 1 September - 30 September (full details are on the application form)


What can I expect from the fund?

The fund can be used to:

• Purchase native plants, plant protectors and fertiliser

• Purchase materials to grow your own native plants

• Provide pest plant control

• Provide pest animal control

• Purchase tools

• Supply refreshments for working bees


We can also provide advice to support your project including:

• The best plant species for your site, and some ideas about where to buy the right plants

• How to control pest plants and animals to ensure your native plants survive and thrive


What if I need more information?

For more information, or to discuss the application process, talk to Jo Fagan, GWRC Biodiversity Advisor,