Building community resilience: PNCET April funding round

The Board received a number of excellent applications and we appreciate the time and energy applicants put to develop them and explain their ideas. The response was impressive with 6 applications for over $22,000 of funding, which is approximately three times the amount the Trust had available to distribute this round. The Board has considered the applications against the criteria set out and chosen projects that closely align with these and our broader goals.
Roslyn Kindergarten received $5,000 for the project Upgrade of outdoor kindergarten area. The Team at the Kindergarten wish to create an environmentally sustainable outdoor area where children and families can learn about sustainability practices like worm farming, growing food and harvesting rainwater. The money will be used to provide vegetable gardens, a selection of fruit trees and wet weather clothing for kids to enjoy the outdoor even in rainy weather. You can follow the project progress on their FaceBook page.
The Biodiversity Cluster, co-ordinated by Environment Network Manawatu received $3,500 for the project Capacity building programme for biodiversity and conservation. They are going to organize series of workshops for the biodiversity Cluster community groups, including workshops on working with volunteers and strengthening relationships with local Iwi. Please follow their updates on their website and on FaceBook.
Friends Of Waitoetoe Park  received $336 for the project Fruit and Nut trees for Parks and Reserves. The project is aimed to improve the community resilience of their neighbourhood by planting fruit and nut trees in the park. This will mean more local free food available to the Waitoetoe Park neighbourhood and further community building through the shared stewardship of the trees. Watch the project progress on their FaceBook page.

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The next large grant funding round will be in September, however, groups can apply for up to $250 at the trust’s monthly meetings. The application form is hereFor further enquiries contact: pncetprojectcoordinators@gmail.com