Grants & Funding

A range of opportunities for grants and funding are available through KMR Programme including the Landowners Grants Scheme and the Whenua Whānui Fund. We are also partnering with other organisations such as Environs Holdings Limited, Fonterra & The Forest Bridge Trust to help deliver on the Programme.


KMR can co-fund a range of remediation works including:

  • Fencing to protect waterways.
  • Native planting near waterways.
  • Managing erodible hill country –  KMR can now support a wider range of options including:
    • Continuous canopy and permanent forest cover using native species or non-weedy, non-pine exotic species (e.g. Eucalypts or redwoods)
    • Fencing and management to support regeneration of native forest
    • Space planting of poplars while maintaining some grazing

If you are a community group, marae, iwi/hapū or other collective, KMR can also assist with the costs of group engagement and coordination to plan and manage the project (for example, we can cover some of the costs of a project coordinator, community hui, governance meetings and planting days).

While some funding is available year-round, there are deadlines for some activities – see below.

Type of project What KMR can co-fund When can I submit an EOI?
Water protection Riparian fencing and native planting Any time

Stabilising steep and erodible land


Native planting or regeneration

Alternative (non-pine) exotic species

Space planting of poplars

Any time, but we’re currently planning for Winter 2025.

Closed for 2024

Any time, but applications are now closed for Winter 2024.

The deadline to submit an EOI to plant alternative (non-pine) exotic species in Winter 2024 has passed. Join our email list here to receive notifications of future calls for EOIs.

You can submit an Expression of Interest through the links below. Or if you’ve got any questions or would like to know more, drop us a line to

Landowner Grants Scheme

The Landowner Grants Scheme supports landowners on sediment reduction projects that improve water quality and restore the mauri of Kaipara Moana. If you are a landowner and would like to express your interest in the KMR Programme, please complete the form below and a KMR Field Advisor will be in touch.

Whenua Whānui Scheme

The Whenua Whānui Fund is aimed at supporting marae and community groups to participate in restoration efforts for Kaipara Moana.