Gift of the Gulf

Learn more about our special Hauraki Gulf Innovation Fund worth $5 million dollars. Learm more about our special Hauraki. This fund is open all year round and accepting applications now.

Foundation North has created a special Hauraki Gulf environmental Innovation Fund, G.I.F.T, that is worth $5 million dollars over five years.


The purpose of the fund is to encourage breakthrough insights, innovations and solutions to the complex environmental issues facing the Hauraki Gulf. 

Foundation North has a long history of supporting conservation projects and the new innovation fund builds on the collaborations and conservation work already happening in the Gulf.

Small grants are available to enable first stage prototyping of ideas that:
- are innovative
- will specifically benefit the Hauraki Gulf
- addresses a key environmental issue facing the Hauraki Gulf
- uses a holistic paradigm

Please note that the usual Foundation North funding criteria do not apply to these grants. 

For more information and resources, visit our website

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Go on, give the Gulf your great idea for generations to enjoy! 

That's your G.I.F.T! 


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