The Coast Road Dawn Chorus itself does not have funding available, but here are some funding sources suitable for backyard and/or community trapping projects :
Focus is on practical community-led conservation projects. Private land owners are also eligible, but you are more likely to be successful with community involvement. This fund has a very high number of applicants.
Funding round closes end of March.
Good option for backyard suburban trapping projects as fund predator trapping on private land (but not farms or lifestyle blocks). They do not fund projects on government or council owned land. Punakaiki village is a good example of a community that could apply.
Co-funding for large landscape scale projects in association with the Government's Provincial Growth Fund.
Also a fund to fast-track the development of new technologies and tools.
Fund 20 schools annually, each with up to $1000 of trapping equipment.
Barrytown School was one of the successful schools in 2018 funding round.
Fund closes in October.
Habitat Protection Fund for local community groups engaged in hands-on conservation or restoration projects.
Environmental Education Action Fund for community groups and schools who, through learning, are taking hands-on action to address an environmental issue.
Fund opens Sep/Oct .
Focus on Access, Participation and Inspiration with the fund having an Environmental category. Open to community groups and individuals, but favour projects where funds are specifically targeted.
Fund closes 31 December annually and bequests are usually under $5000.
Focus on dairy communities where staff, shareholders, suppliers and families live and work. $500 to $5000 available for projects that bring communities together, including environmental initiatives. There is a Caring for the Environment category. Only available for projects on public land. Good option for school based projects.
Funding rounds close 31 March and 31 August annually.
The fund assists small charitable organisations and individuals by providing funding, mentoring or through the provision of goods/services. All applications to the Foundation must be sponsored by a Business Supporter of the Foundation and the Rotary Clubs of Hokitika, Greymouth or Westport. The maximum grant from the Foundation is $500 however in special circumstances the Foundation may provide a greater level of assistance. Applications are considered every two months.
Link to full list of national funding options for environmental projects. Many are for large scale projects requiring a high level of planning and demonstration of professional best practice.