Thanks to the generous support of Auckland Council, 2021 is the second year QEII will launch the contestable Auckland Council Fund. The objective of the fund is to enhance biodiversity values in registered QEII covenants in the Auckland region.
Below you will find information to assist your application if you are considering applying for a grant via the Auckland Council Fund. Please also read the broader application guidelines before completing an application form.
Please talk to your Regional Representative for site-specific advice or to discuss whether your project might be eligible for funding. You can find your local representative here
Note: In light of the recent lockdown, QEII has decided to extend the closing date for applications for the 2021 round of The Auckland Council Fund.
The closing date for applications has changed from Sunday 26 September to Sunday 24 October.
The 2021 fund opens for applications 12 August and will close 24 October. All applications must be submitted before the closure date to be considered.
Projects must be designed to be completed within 12 months of a successful grant application being confirmed.
Applicants will be informed whether they have been successful or unsuccessful in receiving a grant in this round early November 2021.
Note: In light of the recent lockdown, QEII has decided to extend the closing date for applications for the 2021 round of The Auckland Council Fund. The original date was Sunday 26 September.
The new closing date for applications is Sunday 24 October.
Please see Application Guidelines on this webpage for further information.
This year The Auckland Council Fund is being run in parallel with QEII’s annual contestable fund, The Stephenson Fund.
The Stephenson Fund supports projects across the country which provide for stewardship, engagement with covenants, and the ecological enhancement of covenants. You can find further information and guidelines on The Stephenson Fund here.
For covenants in the Auckland region, applications that serve to protect, maintain, or enhance biodiversity values should apply to the Auckland Council Fund, whilst those with broader covenant objectives could apply to The Stephenson Fund.
Please talk to your Regional Representative who will help you choose the correct fund to apply to.
All projects will be assessed against the extent to which they:
Projects that have been funded in the past include:
Quotes or pricing estimates would greatly support your application.
Some examples of when a quote should be included:
If you are undertaking native eco-sourced planting you will need to provide a species list. Eco-sourcing guidelines are available here.
Please discuss your project with your Regional Representative before applying.
Please talk to your Regional Representative if you require support or assistance with your application. You can find your local representative here