Love Wānaka supports organisations and initiatives who work in the climate, conservation and biodiversity space – accelerating our region’s shift towards a regenerative future.

We’re here to support your mahi – here’s how:

Each year, we allocate funds to organisations who are tackling the climate crisis at a local level – whether that’s through native revegetation, waterway protection, biodiversity enhancement, pest control, or waste minimisation – the list goes on.

Stay tuned for further details regarding our first funding round or contact us with questions, ideas or initiatives we might like to know about.  

NB: Funding will be allocated to registered charitable entities who work within the Wānaka region in the climate, conservation, and biodiversity spaces.

Love Wānaka connects visitors with volunteer opportunities within our region, so they can lend an hour, or two, to a local cause that’s close to their hearts.

You can share current volunteer opportunities on the Love Wānaka website by going to and following these simple steps:

  1. Log in to create an account (if you don’t have one already)
  2. Click “Event listing” to create a listing.
  3. Follow the prompts to fill in the details about your event.
  4. Make sure to add a “Performance” (day/time of your event).
  5. Select ‘Love Wānaka’ from the Category drop-down
  6. Save and submit it for approval.
  7. Contact us  for any support!

We want to connect our visitors to our place by sharing the stories of our people. Reach out if you have a story to tell, a community event to promote, or an opportunity for visitors to get their hands dirty.

In the meantime, check out the features on these incredible local organisations featured in our online Journal.

Women preparing food in the kitchen together for a charity fund.
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