Environmental Legal Assistance Fund

The Environmental Legal Assistance Fund provides not-for-profit groups with financial assistance to advocate for an environmental issue of public interest in resource management cases.

The Environmental Legal Assistance Fund (ELA Fund) is administered by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), and provides financial assistance to not-for-profit groups to effectively and efficiently advocate for an environmental issue of public interest in resource management proceedings being considered by the Environment Court, or a Board of Inquiry. 

The ELA Fund is drawn from an annual appropriation within Vote Environment. Details can be found on the Ministry for the Environment's website.

Go to ELA Fund information - Ministry for the Environment website