Horizons’ Kanorau Koiora Taketake - Indigenous Biodiversity Community grants provide funding and advice to community groups who are helping to make this region a healthy environment where people are thriving.

Applications for 2024 will be open from 25 March to 3 May.

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Our Vision

Our vision for this programme is to empower communities to reconnect with and improve indigenous biodiversity.
This vision supports Horizons’ five proposed community outcomes, helping to ensure “Our region’s ecosystems are healthy” and “Our region’s communities are vibrant and empowered”. These outcomes form a key part of Horizons’ strategic approach and align with Council’s vision for the region: Tō tātou rohe – taiao ora, tangata ora, mauri ora. Our place – a healthy environment where people are thriving.

Interested in applying?

Grant applications are sought annually from community led projects that:

  • Support connections between nature and people

  • Are non-profit making

  • Work to restore and protect indigenous biodiversity including those that support the regeneration and continuation of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge)

  • Provide opportunities for public to learn about their natural environment or encourage greater use of our natural facilities and amenities (please note that beautification planting, edible forest and community vegetable gardens do not fall into this category)

To find out more about the grant and determine whether your project could be eligible for a grant please download the eligibility criteria.

Kanorau Koiora Taketake - Recent Funding Recipients

Information on 2021 recipients of this funding can be downloaded here.

Information on 2022 recipients of this funding can be downloaded here.