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Applications open for grants for conservation activities

Published: 12 December 2018

Applications are open for a new region-wide grants programme, the Community Coordination and Facilitation Grants Programme, awarding up to $50,000 per annum.

The purpose of the regional programme is to:

  • provide funding support for ‘conservation activity’ coordinators or facilitators to be embedded in the community to strategically increase collaboration, capacity and on-the-ground delivery in priority areas across Auckland
  • provide funding support for strategic and operational planning, and administrative costs needed to increase the quality and quantity of on-the-ground work.

“We want to support and prioritise conservation-specific activities environment,” says Dr Peter Haynes, Chairperson of Albert-Eden Local Board.

This grant programme is part of delivering Pest Free Auckland and supporting regional biodiversity outcomes. The 2018/2019 regional grant programme is targeted towards landscape scale, catchment or regionally-focussed work.

The grant will support a substantial increase in delivery of community-led conservation activity across the Auckland region through well-equipped and resourced community organisations, iwi, schools or groups. It also aims to support an increase in the long-term sustainability and capacity of organisations, iwi, schools or groups delivering community-led conservation.

Key dates for grant applications and decisions are:

Grant applications opened

Grant applications close

Decision advised

Work to occur after

10 December 2018

15 February 2019

25 March 2019

1 April 2019

Further background information for the grant and the expression of interest can be found here

If you have any questions, please contact Frances Hayton – Principal Grants Advisor at Frances.Hayton@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz