Kiwis for kiwi

Donate to save Kiwi
  1. If you are applying as part of an organisation you must fall within one of the following organisational classifications:
    • University, zoo and/or recognised research facility
    • Registered charitable trust, charitable foundation, or charitable organisation
    • Incorporated society
    • Kiwi conservation group, association, or society
    • Landcare group

Please Note: Work undertaken by the Department of Conservation is no longer eligible for funding from Kiwis for kiwi.

  1. The Trust will pay funding grants to and in the name of the funded applicant.
  2. All kiwi-related conservation work undertaken by an organisation must be properly permitted under the Wildlife Act as administered by the Department of Conservation.

Kiwis for kiwi will now be offering Multi-year funding grants to support those groups that have established, proven-effective projects.
Here are the criteria specific criteria:

If you believe that your group meets the criteria above we welcome you to apply for multi-year funding.

We will prioritise funding to projects that meet the above criteria and that are, or have the ability to, link with other conservation projects in their area to achieve large scale protected areas and/or safe corridors for kiwi.

Kiwis for kiwi follows the annual funding cycle described below. It is based on a funding year beginning in July

When Description
Available now
Updated funding criteria, terms and conditions made available on the Kiwis for kiwi website
1st March Funding applications open
6th April
Funding applications close
April – May
All applications are assessed by the Kiwi Recovery Group, and recommendations made to Kiwis for kiwi
May / June Trustees meet to consider funding recommendations and approve final funding allocations
June All funding applicants notified of the outcome of their bids by the Trust’s executive director