This section of the website is being developed for our member groups, other community groups, and volunteers working on enviro and sustainability projects. Here, we aim to provide resources on topics like governance, organizational development, funding, advocacy, attracting and supporting volunteers. We welcome contact from groups about these resources, about your own research and insights that we could share here, and about other resources people might want to see developed.

The purpose of this grant is to support community initiatives that align with priorities of both Palmerston North City Council and ENM to improve environmental outcomes for the city.  Grants are available to projects taking place within Palmerston North's City boundaries, with funding priorities each year based on PNCC’s Eco-City Strategy priorities, and any identified priorities of the network.
Resources to enable positive, constructive governance
Palmerston North City Council's Strategic Priority Grants programme is designed to help the community sector deliver on Council’s vision. Applications take place every three years, the next round being September 2024.
A list of tips on raising more funds, kindly written by Kerrie Tilby-Price from Exult (Helping non-profits grow).
Environment Network Manawatū encourages our members (and anyone else!) to take part in public consultations, and we write joint submissions on behalf of and in consultation with the network. This list includes recent consultations of importance to the regional environment, and an archive of older submissions.
This page contains links, tips and information for anyone wanting to make a submission to local, regional or national government bodies.
One of ENM’s fundamental values is working together – great things happen when people are connected. Groups meet and collaborate, and two subnetworks have formed under the ENM umbrella – the Biodiversity Cluster and the Food Action Network. Collaboration with other organizations can boost your project’s chances of success. This page has resources on collaboration, written by our volunteers and member groups.
The Health and Safety at Work Act came into effect in 2016. This legislation does not have a big impact on all-voluntary organisations, but the human bottom line remains the same: good planning can improve the health and safety of our volunteers. On this page you can find materials developed by ENM and some of its member groups, along with other external organisations. Governance boards and volunteer managers might find these materials helpful in improving their practices.
Links to information on the history and process of Waitangi Treaty settlement.