CONSERVATION

Funds on offer for planting

Thursday 26 July 2012, 1:00PM
By Taranaki Regional Council
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TARANAKI

Got a planting project in mind for winter 2013? You may qualify for funding assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – and now is the time to apply.

The Trust is calling for applications between 1 August and 1 September for its second and final funding round for 2012.

It 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 who secure funding must use it within two years.

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