The Community Matters’ Pacific Development and Conservation Trust has launched its Grants Program to projects that promote sustainable development in the Pacific and New Zealand, while conserving the natural environment and cultural heritage of its people.
The Trust provides grants for a range of conservation, cultural heritage, development and goodwill projects and activities in the Pacific.
It supports sustainable development where communities join in and work together with iwi (tribes), hapu (sub-tribe), aiga or whanau (family grouping).
It does NOT fund:
• an organisation’s operating and related costs such as salaries buying land or buildings;
• school trips;
• family reunions;
• research projects by tertiary students that are for personal study.
Utilize This Offer
Citizens or organisations from the 24 countries / places in the Asian Pacific may put in a request for funding that meets the Trust's objectives.
a) the enhancement protection and conservation of the physical environment of the Pacific and of its natural and historic resources;
b) the peaceful economic, physical, and social, development of the Pacific and of its peoples;
c) the peaceful conservation and development of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Pacific;
d) peace understanding and good-will between the peoples of the Pacific.
Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 NZD.
The Pacific Development and Conservation Trust has two funding rounds per year.
Round one deadline: 22 September 2021.
Round two deadline: 23 March 2022.
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