Environmental Legal Assistance Fund
The Environmental Legal Assistance Fund (ELA Fund) provides not-for-profit groups with financial assistance to advocate for an environmental issue of public interest in resource management cases.
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The 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 MfE's website.