ENVIRONMENT

Tree Trust calls for applications

Wednesday 23 January 2013, 1:17PM
By Taranaki Regional Council
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TARANAKI

Landowners with planting projects planned for winter may be eligible for assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – but they need to act now to secure funding.

The Trust wii accept applications between 1 February and 1 March for its first funding round for the year.

The Trust makes 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.

Grants of between $300 and $5,000 will be made. The Trust will contribute up to 75% of the total cost of a school or community group project, and up to 50% for a project on private land.  The total cost includes cash, and the dollar value of any ‘in kind’ contributions such  as labour.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April and those who secure funding must use it within two years.

Application forms can be downloaded from  the Trust’s website, www.taranakitreetrust.org.nz, or obtained from the Trust Co-ordinator, Leigh Honnor, ph 0800 736 222 or email treetrust@trc.govt.nz.

Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their projects with Ms Honnor before submitting an application.

There will be another funding round in August.