The Waikato River Authority’s third funding round opens today

The Waikato River Authority’s potentially largest funding round gets underway today with up to $7 million available for clean-up projects.

Applications for the Authority’s third funding round will close on 23 August.

River Authority co-chairs Tukoroirangi Morgan and Hon John Luxton say while the two previous funding rounds have been successful; the task ahead for the Authority, and the wider community, in caring for the river is considerable and there is a need to push even harder to see more clean-up action.

Key documents to help funding applicants are available on the Authority’s website. These documents include the Funding Strategy 2013 -14, a downloadable application form and answers to frequently asked questions.

Applicants can also get in touch with the Authority’s office to get support and guidance regarding the funding process.

Projects will be divided into large and small categories with larger projects allocated in excess of $50,000. All Authority funding is inclusive of GST.

As has been the case in past years the Authority is keen to see a high level of co-funding, especially in the larger clean-up projects. The Authority says it will require more than just the resources of the Waikato River Authority to see a restored and protected river and consequently a high level of partnership and collaboration will be needed for ultimate success.

The Authority is a co-governance body established between the Crown and Waikato River Iwi to restore and protect the Waikato River. The Authority covers a catchment area of 11,000 square kilometres for New Zealand’s longest river. Over the next 27 years the Authority will administer $250 million to support the achievement of its purpose.

For further information contact:
Philip Burton, Communication Manager, Waikato River Authority
021 428748 or 07 8580412

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