Minister's announcement: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/communities-backed-tackle-wilding-pines
Community Partnership Project funding aims to:
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The purpose of creating this fund is to:
Each project can apply for $50,000-$250,000 to spend within two years.
The fund will open to expressions of interest on 3 May for a duration of 6 weeks. The closing date will be 14 June 2021.
The following activities will be considered during the assessment of complete applications:
The funding will be released through a contractual funding agreement rather than a grant and may be released in tranches on the completion of agreed milestones.
If your community group is not a legal entity you must have a relationship with another organisation (such as your regional council) that is a legal entity and is willing to manage the funding for your project.
The National Programme prefers that regional councils act as the Regional Fund Manager, to ensure regional oversight of all work carried out by the Programme in each region, including Community Partnership Projects. As such, it is anticipated that there will be a contractual relationship between each successful project and their local regional council. This will be discussed between the key parties (the applicant, relevant regional council and National Programme) once the expressions of interest have been assessed.
You can find out more information on wilding pines and the national programme on Wilding Conifer Control (wildingconifers.org.nz)
You can also contact the programme team on firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or feedback.
Community groups and trusts in New Zealand. If the group/trust is not a legal entity, it will require a supporting organisation that is a legal entity to act as fund manager for the project.
As listed in the Assessment Criteria section of [Application Guidance document], the review team will use responses to questions in the application form to allocate a score on the following performance measures:
We have a total of $2 million to allocate across the next 2 years. The number of accepted proposals will depend on the funding available and the amount of funding that is requested per successful application.
Areas that are being actively managed by central or regional government already have funding to carry out wilding pine control. It maybe that control work for your location of interest is the planning phase and due to start in the near future.
Please refer to the application guidance document for a map of areas that are actively managed by central or regional government.
Because we are funding the work that you will undertake as part of your project, we will require you to meet substantial health & safety requirements. Please refer to the application guidance document and the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme’s Health and Safety Charter for more information
We will use the Wilding Conifer Information System as a mechanism to report and monitor key pieces of information. We will require successful applicants to meet and report on certain milestones before we release each tranche of funding. Please refer to the application guidance document for more information.