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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.

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