Te Korowai o Tāne

Planting our Place

We’ve got more native tree cover than any other urban area in Aotearoa and we’re a biodiversity hot spot, but can we lead the country in being the first to hit 10% green coverage?

NPDC’s Te Korowai o Tāne grants will fund not-for-profit and community groups to plant native species on their own properties.

One of the big calls in our 10-Year Plan last year was Planting our Place by working with mana whenua to start planting 34 hectares of urban forest across the District over the next 20 years to help bring back native birdsong to our urban areas and make our place greener and healthier for our kids.

We already lead the country in green cover with almost 9% of our urban area in native trees.  Pushing it over 10% will help us meet emissions targets as part of our Climate Action Framework and show our Sustainable Lifestyle Capital is leading the country in creating a greener future.

Each year Te Korowai o Tāne will have $30k to help groups with native planting.

The fund is open to applications year round.

It is open to community and not-for-profit groups including schools, sports clubs, kōhanga reo, kindergartens, early childhood and play centres and marae.



Fund details
Closing Date
Currently open
Funding length:
One Year
Application process:
KPI's required:
Funding contract:
Payment Type
To group/individual on invoice
Photos of completed planting