Funds on Offer for Planting
Taranaki Tree Trust media release
24 June 2014
on Offer for Planting
Got a restoration planting
project in mind for winter 2015 or 2016? You may qualify for
funding assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – and now
is the time to apply. Applications are open from 1 July to 1
September for the Trust’s only funding round in 2014. The
Trust has around $40,000 available for grants to support
Taranaki projects which protect and restore wetlands, bush
remnants, the coast and wildlife habitat. It is also keen to
support projects which enhance community areas such as
marae, schools and reserves.
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