Volunteer Passion Rewarded

In a big vote of confidence the Outdoor Recreation Consortium was recently granted its 3rd year of funding, another $400,000 will go to backcountry projects lead by volunteers, bringing the total to $1.6 million.

The DOC Community Fund is predicated on encouraging transformational step-change in how conservation and recreation outcomes are achieved.

The Outdoor Recreation Consortium is recognised as achiving this, not just through the excellent work being done on the ground, but through the spirit of collaboration between people who tramp, hunt, climb, fish, ride moutain bikes or horses, drive 4WDs or work in the Backcountry. The Backcountry is our shared heritage, and its future is looking bright.

The next funding round will close ¬†on April the 14th. Updated application forms and guidelines are now available on our resources page: click here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice: Jamie Stewart: eo@fmc.org.nz or 0277674064, Nessa Lynch: grants@trailfund.org.nz, Bill O’Leary: info@deerstalkers.org.nz

Buller Tramping Club members enjoying completing their maintenance work on Goat Creek Hut on the Old Ghost Road – December 2016.