The TET Community Conservation Hub ​

We’ll remove the overwhelm and take care of the red tape 

It takes a lot of work to get a conservation project off the ground and even more work to keep it going. Funding applications, reporting, recruiting and retaining volunteers, organising events—the project can take on a life of its own and all too often, people who started out with enthusiasm and passion walk away feeling burnt-out, unappreciated and lost in the bigger picture. 
No-one wants an outcome like that. So TET has created a Community Conservation Hub designed to help projects run more smoothly. We support groups in four key areas to free up time and support your success. We’re not interested in “taking over” your project—groups remain autonomous and retain all the credit they rightfully deserve. 
If your group would love extra community support, well-organised events, and more of the excitement and enthusiasm that got it going in the first place, get in touch. We’ll do everything we can to help you succeed.

The TET Community Conservation Hub 

Project support 

Whether you’re wanting to get a new project off the ground or unsure how to manage a big funding boost, TET can help. We have the experience and systems in place to provide you with professional support so you can get on with the environmental work that lights you up. 

Here’s what we can help you with:

Collaboration support 

It’s easy for small groups to feel overwhelmed when they’re working in a vacuum. TET has a proven track record of bringing together community environmental groups, funders and other stakeholders to achieve better outcomes collectively. We’ll help you build long-term relationships so you can access the support you need for meaningful conservation results

Here’s how we can assist:

Evaluation support

How do you measure your project’s progress? Are you on track to reach your goals? Do you feel confident your group is following best practice to make the most of valuable time and resources? TET is committed to enhancing the quality of project outcome monitoring and giving groups the tools they need to follow best practice.

Here’s how we can help you maintain consistent evaluation and quality assurance:

Communications support

From recruiting volunteers to celebrating your successes, great communications sit at the heart of every successful project. But it’s noisy out there and we know it can be very hard to get your message heard. TET has access to expert advice to help your project get the attention it deserves.

Here’s how we can support your group’s communications and outreach:

Hub support in action

Want to see how it all works in real life? Here are four examples.

Project support

Farmers for Whio is a community-based project aiming to bring whio/blue ducks back to the Motueka River catchment. TET's support ranges from planning and funding through to contract management.


The Motupipi River Weed Eradication and Restoration Project shows what’s possible when urban and rural interests work together to restore a struggling local waterway—and TET's proud to be involved.


Nothing motivates volunteers and funders more than seeing meaningful results! Read how TET supports the Battle for the Banded Rail project to follow best practice and enhance the quality of project monitoring.


Sharing stories and resources is vital for community conservation. TET will give your project whatever comms support you need: training, an online presence on our website, and lots of promotion!

Need Support?

It’s super simple—just give us a call or click below to send us an email. We’ll get in touch and organise a chat by phone, Zoom or face-to-face. 

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Useful resources for community conservation
groups and schools 

Need info about trapping, weeding or planting? Wanting guidelines on fundraising? Maybe you’re looking for the latest environmental publications and reports, or you want to start a conservation initiative at your school. Check out our Useful Resources page—you’re bound to find something useful!