Applicants are invited to apply for the 1st round of the 2021 Pacific Development and Conservation Trust’s Grant program to 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).
Objectives & Priorities
- The objectives of the Trust shall be to encourage and promote:
- the enhancement protection and conservation of the physical environment of the Pacific and of its natural and historic resources;
- the peaceful economic, physical, and social, development of the Pacific and of its peoples;
- the peaceful conservation and development of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Pacific;
- peace understanding and good-will between the peoples of the Pacific.
- The Trust prefers to fund projects that:
- encourage and promote social, cultural and economic self-sufficiency;
- improve legal access to facilities or resources necessary for social, cultural and economic self-sufficiency;
- improve health, living standards and quality of life;
- protect endangered or threatened species;
- protect unique habitats and ecosystems;
- promote sustainable management and use of natural resources;
- protect or restore sites of important historical, environmental or cultural heritage;
- raise awareness of, or improve access to, historical, environmental or cultural heritage;
- build capacity in local communities particularly for developing indigenous ecological knowledge;
- improve cooperation and communication between communities; or
- encourage peace, security and greater understanding between people, cultures and communities.
- The Trust has about $250,000 to give as grants each year.
- There is no minimum or maximum grant amount.
- Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 NZD.
- Citizens or organisations from these places in the Pacific may put in a request for funding:
- American Samoa
- the Cook Islands
- the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap)
- French Polynesia
- the Marshall Islands
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Wallis and Futuna
- Generally, the Trust 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.
- Requests from tertiary institutions or other organisations for projects that include activities by tertiary students may be considered if they line up with the Trust’s objectives and funding priorities.
For more information, visit https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/pacific-development-and-conservation-trust-2/