Central Plains Water Environmental Management Fund was established  to mitigate and enhance the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment.  The key driver for the Scheme is to support sustainable growth and to protect water quality, including switching from groundwater abstraction to low nutrient alpine-sourced water.  This CPWT fund is focused on enhancing the natural environment within the catchment and has funded several projects over the last two years.

The 2018 funding period has now formally closed, we would like to thank all of the applicants for their interest.

If you would like to submit an application for the 2019 funding period, please submit this to the EMF Committee at emf@cpwl.co.nz

Applications will be formally welcomed 1 July 2019 and will close at 5pm, 31 August 2019.

Environmental Management Fund – Application Form

Environmental Management Fund – Applications Guidelines


In 2017, there were four successful applicants for this fund and we look forward to support these projects over the coming years as they are implemented.

One of our 2016 and 2017 funding recipients, Te Ara Kakariki, are using CPW funding for spring plant out days, school education days and for the maintenance of established planting sites enrolled in their Greendot Programme – see  www.kakariki.org.nz for more information and how you can become involved for their events in September.