Who can apply?
Applicants must be a legal entity with the capacity to contract to Council:
- landcare groups
- coast care groups.
- Landowners may apply to the fund directly, or other applicants can apply on behalf of landowners. If applying on behalf of a landowner, the applicant must supply the landowner’s agreement in writing. Projects must be on private land.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of their legal status. You do not need to include this documentation with the application, but need to be able to supply it if requested.
Legal entity Proof of legal status Incorporated society Certificate of Registration with the Companies Office under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 Charitable trust Certificate of Registration with the Companies Office under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 Limited partnership Certificate of Registration with the Companies Office under the Partnerships Act 2008 Māori Trust Board Declared by any enactment to be a Māori Trust Board within the meaning of the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955 Cooperative company Certificate of Registration with the Companies Office under the Cooperative Companies Act 1996 Customary land As defined under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 Landowner Certificate of Title Individual person Copy of driver’s licence or passport
Who can't apply?
Government organisations or their staff cannot apply. Projects cannot be on public land.
How much can I apply for?
The Council will fund up to $40,000 per property over a one year period from a total contestable fund of $200,000 per annum. A property may have only one active project within a 12-month period.
Funds must be spent within a year. Up to one year’s extension to use the funding may be requested.
Can I apply to other grants?
Yes. This Fund may be used in conjunction with other grants. Funding from sources other than the Christchurch City Council may be counted towards the 50 per cent landowner contribution. Here are some links you might like to explore: