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What Natural Heritage projects, plans and reports may be funded by Lottery Environment and Heritage?

What Natural Heritage projects, plans and reports may be funded by Lottery Environment and Heritage?

Lottery Environment and Heritage makes grants for Natural Heritage for :

  • one-off natural heritage projects that protect and/or keep New Zealand’s native plants (flora) or animals (fauna) safe from harm 
  • preparing plans, studies, reports or information that will help natural heritage projects and achieve results that can last a long time 
  • projects that tell stories that improve our understanding of plants, animals, ecosystems and habitats. 

The following types of project may be funded:

  • projects that restore habitats such as wetlands, forests, riparian margins (the land alongside waterways), and freshwater, marine, alpine and grassland areas 
  • projects that control pests and predators 
  • native plant nurseries to grow plants found locally, for use in a bigger programme to restore a habitat 
  • breeding programmes, including programmes for releasing or capturing native animals 
  • community education programmes, kits and materials 
  • walkways, bridges and/or boardwalks to protect habitats that are at risk 
  • information materials or panels to raise awareness or tell the stories of the natural world 
  • other projects that will contribute to our natural heritage priorities and outcomes, and benefit communities. 
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage will also fund the costs of preparing plans, feasibility studies and reports for natural heritage projects. This may include plans for restoring or protecting an ecological area or for feasibility studies to work out if a natural heritage project can be done and sustained over time.