Funding Applications

Funding Applications

Funding applications to the Waikato River Clean-up Trust open on  Monday 12 June 2023 and close on Thursday 10 August 2023 (4pm).

Applications must be made online by clicking the link on this page, which will be available after 5 June.

This year $6 million is available to funding clean-up projects in the Waikato and Waipā River catchments.

For information on the types of things we are looking to fund in 2023 as well as other criteria and information requirements please read our WRA-Funding-Strategy-2023.  You can also view our ‘how to’ videos below.

If you are not sure if your project meets the funding criteria or have further questions, please email and one of our team will get in touch.

For guidance on what the application form looks like, please see a Microsoft Word copy of our application form here.  

Please note: this can not be submitted as an application.  All applications must be submitted via the online form (available for access after 5 June).


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.