Successful DOC funding bid

CCPF announcement photo with Associate Minister Nicky Wagner 18 Sept 2015 rWe’re delighted to report that the Trust has been successful in its bid for funding from DOC’s Community Conservation Partnerships Fund!

Associate Conservation Minister, Nicky Wagner, made the announcement in Hokitika on Friday and met with the Trust to share the good news. 

Minister Wagner shared her enthusiasm for native birds, which are returning to her home of central Christchurch, and praised the varied and extensive programme of work the Trust is undertaking from Buller to South Westland.

Trust Chair, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, thanked the Minister and explained the need for this financial support.  It not only ensures that existing conservation projects can continue and new ones can start, but it also means that time and resources can be invested in gaining further funding and support from others for our penguin and seabirds conservation projects, effectively tripling DOC’s investment.

After an application process that started in March, the Trust is also relieved to have this support for its projects for the next two years.  In confirming the funding, DOC noted its appreciation for the fact that we “manage multiple projects which collectively contribute to significant conservation gains.  The community awareness and education component is particularly recognised.  We believe this funding should enable you to continue to expand your effectiveness by adding the needed project support.”