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At The Kiwi Trust, our number one priority is to earn more money through donations and sponsorships so that we can keep supporting the huge amount of kiwi conservation under way in New Zealand.

Who can apply?

All community-based kiwi conservation groups, universities and recognised research facilities can apply for funding from The Kiwi Trust, as long as they meet our terms and conditions.

This year, applications will open on the 2nd of March, and close on the 6th of April. The funding period is from July 1st 2020 through to June 30th 2021. All work must be completed during this time. Invoices before the funding year starts and after it has closed will not be accepted.

Applications are assessed by the Kiwi Recovery Group, which makes recommendations to The Kiwi Trust trustees. Trustees approve the final allocations, and these are announced in late June each year.

Is your group eligible for funding?

To see whether or not the work that your group meets Kiwis for kiwi funding criteria.

Why we fund the work we do

Kiwis for kiwi have some guiding purposes and priorities for the work we fund.

How to apply for funding

For a brief introduction into how to apply to the trust for funding.

2019/20 allocations

In July 2019, the Trust announced it was allocating more than $600,000 to kiwi projects for the 2019/20 year.

Since 2002, more than $8.3 million New Zealand dollars have been allocated to community projects and research.

Find out more

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2019/2020 Allocations »

Kiwis for kiwi is proud to have allocated more than $600,000 to community-led and Māori-led kiwi protection projects across Aotearoa this year

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How to Apply for Funding »

If you are part of a kiwi conservation group and would like to find out how to apply for funding.

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Funding Purposes and Priorities »

Kiwis for kiwi primary purpose is the distribution of income from its trust fund to support kiwi conservation.

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Funding Criteria »

Criteria and funding cycle for Kiwis for kiwi grants

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Terms and conditions »

Successful funding applicants agree to report on how the Trust’s money is being used.