Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF)

The closing date for this year’s round (July 2023 - June 2024) is 30 April 2023.

The fund focuses on protecting and improving the biodiversity which arlready exists on your property, rather than creating new areas like new wetlands or riparian buffers.

Southland has lots of special native species and ecosystems that are at risk from animal pests, weeds, drainage and development. Environment Southland is committed to supporting communities and individuals who want to combat these threats and help restore our precious environment.

Examples of actions supported by the fund include:

  • pest animal and weed control
  • fencing
  • work to restore the natural flow of water
  • native planting and plant maintenance.

The fund has been boosted by Jobs for Nature, and now provides up to $300,000 per year for the next four years. The increase in funding is part of our Biodiversity Action on the Ground programme, which received $4.25m from the Ministry for the Environment through Jobs for Nature in 2020.

For more details and to apply, go to:

The Environment Southland Biodiversity team looks forward to hearing from you!