There are various ways to fund planting trees on your land.
- One Billion Trees programme.
- Erosion Control Funding Programme.
- Payments in advance from fossil fuel emitters for:
- regeneration or
- Direct payments through the Emissions Trading Scheme for your trees’ carbon as they
- regenerate, or
- grow after planting.
In addition, it may be possible to find funding to employ a broker to help out with understanding your eligibility for carbon farming. Some of the land blocks in the Waro Project have acquired funding from:
- Māori agribusiness through the Ministry for Primary Industries.
- Whenua Māori Fund from Te Puni Kōkiri.
The Provincial Growth Fund may also be a source of funding.
“Landowners have come along with their land, have been capital constrained, and a funding partner has come in, so they’ve put all the money in, the landowners have put their whenua in, and therefore that was how the forest was able to be established.”Māori landowner
“They’re all existing forest owners… there was an opportunity for our landowners to benefit from carbon. So, we presented the different ways in which they could benefit from carbon and then they made the decision on how they wanted to.”Large scale emitter