Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Funding for groups improving access to the countryside

1 July 2014

Funding for groups improving access to the countryside

Projects that improve people’s ability to get into the outdoors may qualify for funding from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund.

This contestable fund supports projects designed to enhance access to New Zealand's outdoors. Applications are being invited for the second of four funding rounds over the current financial year, with a total of $76,000 available for 2014-2015.

Groups seeking funding have until 31 August to apply.

New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson says there were 11 applications to the first funding round which closed at the end of June.

“We expect to announce which projects were successful around the end of August. Our highest priority over the 2014-2015 year will be initiatives that obtain new access and projects such as the installation of signs that inform the public about access opportunities.”

Also eligible for funding are projects that develop and improve walking access through the installation of gates, stiles and fences or creation of engineering reports, and projects that support community walking access initiatives.

The Commission expects most applications will be for small projects, although a maximum of $25,000 may be granted to any one project. The Commission has funded more than 60 projects through its Enhanced Access Fund over the past four years.

Recently completed projects include a scenic walking and horse riding trail on Whareroa Farm Reserve on Wellington’s Kapiti Coast, a new track providing access to Grovetown Lagoon, north of Blenheim, and a new walking and mountain biking trail at Wilson Bay on Lake Wakatipu.

Application forms, guidelines and information about closing dates for all four funding rounds can be found online at www.walkingaccess.govt.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news