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Doing Environmental Spadework? Apply for Funding

Doing Environmental Spadework? Apply for Funding

Grassroots environmental projects may be eligible for assistance from Wild for Taranaki’s Community Environmental Grant, which is open for applications until 26 May.

“The fund is there to help people and groups working to restore and protect habitats – planting, fencing, removing plant pests and so on,” says Wild For Taranaki Operations Manager Kirstin Foley.

“Collectively, small changes can make a big difference. This fund is one way of assisting those organisations and people committing an amazing amount of time and energy to the Taranaki environment.

Kirstin says small-scale community projects are important to Wild for Taranaki. “We particularly want to help smaller projects – ones that might not be big enough to qualify for funding from QEII Trust or other sources, or that are undertaken by schools or marae at a grassroots level,” she says.

“The Community Environmental Grant has been set up to support suitable projects of any scale, small or large – and particularly if they align with our overall ‘Restore Taranaki’ initiative to protect and enhance our region’s precious indigenous biodiversity.”

For more information and an application form, go to www.wildfortaranaki.nz/funding.

Those being funded will need to become members or friends of Wild for Taranaki, if they aren’t already.

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