Enablement Grant

All landowners who have had a Focus Activity Farm Plan done are eligible to apply for an enablement grant.

Focus Activity Farm Plans provide advice to all farm-types around good management practices.The plans recommend actions you can take that are specific to your farm. You’ll work with a land sustainability officer to look at your property. Once complete, a Focus Activity Farm Plan will provide you with a series of maps, factsheets and recommendations around riparian management, winter grazing, nutrient management and more.

A grant is available to help you implement the recommendations. There is a total of $100,000 per year for participants of the programme. A successful grant may cover up to 50% of the cost of the works, up to a maximum of $5000.

Download the factsheet - Focus Activity Farm Plan Enablement Grant

The following criteria apply

  • Applications received within 12 months of receiving the plan.
  • Works are over and above industry requirements and Council rules
  • Works are targeted at water quality issues
  • Each landowner can apply for one grant towards their Focus Activity Farm Plan recommendations

Successful applicants

Successful applicants will need to complete the works by end of May the following year. Application forms are enclosed in the plan.


Applications open: August
Applications close: October
Applicants notified: End October

Find out more

For more information please contact the land sustainability team on 0800 76 88 45 or email service@es.govt.nz

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