How to apply to the ECO Fund

Firstly, please see the funding checklist to make sure you meet the criteria. 

Then fill out the appropriate application form below.

There are two forms - one for funding requests up to $5,000.00 and one for funding requests over $5,000.00. Please note that more information is needed for requests over $5,000.00.

To apply, click on the below link and download the correct PDF application for your funding amount before typing your responses.

Application for funding up to $5,000 (PDF)

Application for funding up to $5,000 (Word doc)

Application for funding over $5,000 (PDF)

Application for funding over $5,000 (Word doc)

If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer you can still type your responses in the form once you have downloaded it. To do this, right click on the file and choose the “Open with system viewer” or “Open with” option, then click on your preferred web browser. Make sure you save any changes you make to your form before exiting the browser

These can be emailed to ecofund@orc.govt.nz or posted to:

ECO Fund

Otago Regional Council

Private Bag 1954

Dunedin 9054


Additional information to help with your application

To see how your project will be assessed please have a look at our assessment criteria.

Funding rounds are:

1-20 March

1-20 October

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