Funding Applications

The 2019 funding round of the Waikato River Clean-up Trust is now open and will close on Thursday 22ndAugust 2019.  The application process is only available online, however, you are able to download a Word copy of the application and work off-line prior making the application. Links to the online application and the Word document are contained below.

We would also recommend watching the instructional videos below, prior to starting an application.

Funding Introduction

How to make a funding application

Project Plan Tips


Making an Application

If you are considering making an application to the Waikato River Authority for funding please read our Funding Strategy first to check whether your project meets the funding criteria. This is available in the Key Documents section of our website. Once you are ready to write your application click on the 'Make an Application' button below. This will take you to our application page.

All applications must be made online, but it is possible to access a Word copy of the form WRA Word application form 2019

The Waikato River Authority will usually give priority to projects that that are co-funded. If you are seeking co-funding from other organisations you may wish to consider the  Environmental Funding Groups list here

Make An Application


Health and Safety

All successful applicants must provide the Waikato River Authority with organisational and project specific Health and Safety information prior to the deed of funding being signed for their project.  Click on one of the links below to find out what Health and Safety documentation we require from you.

Waikato River Authority Health and Safety requirements for organisations who are PCBUs*
Waikato River Authority Healthy and Safety requirements for organisations who are NOT PCBUs*

*To determine whether you are a PCBU click here to be taken to the Worksafe New Zealand website.  You can also phone the Waikato River Authority’s Health and Safety advisor for more information.