This September PNCET received 6 funding applications, the total of $27,000 were requested. The Board considered the applications and decided to fund 4 projects that will provide stronger and more sustainable environmental outcomes for the city. The following projects were supported:
Nature discovery walks – Linton Kindergarten. The project is aimed to establish an outdoor education area in Wedde Wood for kids.
Urban Eels: our sustainable city – Gordon Consulting. The aim of the project is to create an outdoor area inside the city where the Palmerston North community can interact with freshwater wildlife. The organisation applied for funds to develop an implementation plan for the project.
Rangiwahia Day Trips – Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre Trust. Rangiwahia Day Trip is an adventure for people with low income and for those who does not have cars. The Trips are aimed to give hands-on experience with nature, including planting, weeding and exploring the native bush.
Christmas in Takaro – Legacy Centre. The organisation will purchase reusable bottles and distribute them at the event, this will reduce the amount of waste plastic bottles generated at this event every year.
The next round of funding opens in March 2017. Updated application forms will be available on our website by the end of the year.