Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund Local Grants Programme 

Saving Wellington and the Chatham Islands’ Wildlife and Wild Places


Conservation is at the heart of everything we do at Wellington Zoo. Thanks to the support of our community and Zoo visitors that contribute to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund, we are offering a local conservation grants programme.

These grants will provide funding for projects or programmes with clear community conservation value for native wildlife and wild places. We want to support projects in our wider community and invite applications from the Greater Wellington Region and the Chatham Islands (part of our local Rongotai electorate).

Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $5,000 and most grants will be between $1,500 - $3,000. The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 31 October 2019.


Please apply electronically using the application form below. Completed forms should be emailed to: conservation@wellingtonzoo.com.

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