Funding Round Open

The Outdoor Recreation Consortium is  now advertising its 6th Funding round for volunteeers keen to maintain huts and tracks on public conservation land. Check out our resources page: for application forms and guidelines. Applications for this funding round will close on the 30th of September.

The 6th Funding Round will be the last for the Outdooor Recreation Consortium, but only because it has been announced that a Backcountry Trust is being formed to continue and develop the Consortium’s work into the future. The new Backcountry Trust is having its inaugural meeting on the 19th August and will graduallly take responsibility for the work of the Consortium. The Inaugural trustees are: Bill O’Leary & Craig Benbow (NZDA), Nessa Lynch & Guy Wyn-Williams (Trailfund), Peter Wilson and Geoff Spearpoint (FMC).

The Backcountry Trust has been guaranteed funding at existing levels through to the end of 2019.

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