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).

Wellington Zoo local conservation grants are currently closed for new applications. If you want to be informed when they re-open, please follow us on Facebook, sign up to newsletter, or check here for details in 2020.

Thank you to our community and Zoo visitors that have made the conservation grants programme possible. If you are interested in finding out about the successful applicants, please look for details on our blogs and Facebook page where we will be sharing information and updates on each of the projects.