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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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Biodiversity funding

The funding rounds are publicly advertised at the start of April and September

The Dunedin Biodiversity Fund was established in August 2007. The purpose of this fund is to maintain a network of viable habitats and ecosystems in Dunedin by encouraging and supporting landowners who are committed to protecting, enhancing and managing indigenous biodiversity.

Funding is allocated on a cost-sharing basis for proposed projects that aim at:

  • Conserving or protecting indigenous biodiversity by fencing and permanently protecting areas through covenanting and
  • Management of indigenous biodiversity for restoration and enhancement of biodiversity values

The April 2018 funding round has $30,000 available for allocation in the form of grants on a cost-sharing basis (50% landowner 50% Council). The maximum grant is $5,000 per project. The fund is contestable and each application will be assessed on its merits on a case-by-case basis.


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