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Sustainable Management Fund opens for help

Hon Trevor Mallard
Minister for the Environment

6 October 2008 Media Statement

Sustainable Management Fund opens for help

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has announced the opening of the 2009/2010 Sustainable Management Fund, which is designed to assist community groups, iwi, businesses and local government in making a positive difference to the environment.

"The objectives of the Sustainable Management Fund are to encourage greater awareness of the environment by funding projects that support the government’s environment and sustainability priorities, encourage pro-active partnerships, and promote community action," Trevor Mallard said.

"The four priority areas for 2009/10 are encouraging sustainable households, sustainable land and water management, supporting sustainable business practices, and meeting the challenges of climate change.

"This fund supports the Labour-led government’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality. We have an action plan to combat climate change, unlike our opponents who have their heads in the sand. National leader John Key and some of his frontbench MPs are climate change sceptics, so can not be trusted to do anything to honestly address this international problem.

"The Labour-led government is acting, we have a plan for the future, we have an emissions trading scheme in place and we will not ignore the environment for the sake of special interests," Trevor Mallard said.

The Sustainable Management Fund is a contestable fund of $3.84 million. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $200,000 in this funding round with successful applicants announced in June 2009.

"In the 2008/2009 funding round, 39 sustainability projects focussing on land and water, climate change, business and households received funding. These projects encourage wide community involvement and promote practical action to produce long-term environmental benefits.

"I have no doubt that the applicants for this year’s funding round will be of the same calibre," Trevor Mallard said.

Community groups, iwi, businesses and local government are encouraged to visit the Sustainable Management Fund (SMF) webpage at www.smf.govt.nz and follow the instructions for applications.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 22 January 2009.


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