ECO Fund

Environment. Community. Otago.


What is the ECO Fund?

The ECO Fund supports community-driven projects that protect, enhance and promote Otago's environment.

Otago Regional Council contributes $290,000.00 every year to the ECO Fund, and this is split into two funding rounds. 

The ECO Fund supports not only shovel time, but also administrative support. Whether your project is large or small, we welcome your application. 

The ECO Fund is open for applications from 1-20 March and 1-20 October annually. Please see the Funding Checklist to see if your project is eligible and get in touch with us by emailing to discuss your project before submitting an application.


October 2021 round transferred

The ECO Fund will not be open for applications October 2021 and instead funds will be transferred to the March 2022. This is to enable our team to undertake a thorough review of the fund and make improvements for the next round. 


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