Who can apply?
An applicant must be a legal entity with the capacity to contract to the Council:
- Landcare groups
Landowners may apply to the fund directly, or others (such as a community groups or trusts) can apply on behalf of landowners. If applying on behalf of a landowner, the applicant must supply the landowner’s agreement in writing. Projects must be on private land.
Who can’t apply?
Government organisations or their staff cannot apply. Projects cannot be on public land.
How much can I apply for?
The Council will fund up to $40,000 per property over a one year period from a total contestable fund of $200,000 per annum. A property may have only one active project within a 12 month period. Funds are meant be spent within a year. Up to one year’s extension to use the funding may be requested.
Can I apply to other grants?
Yes. This Fund may be used in conjunction with other grants. Funding from sources other than the Christchurch City Council may be counted towards the 50% landowner contribution.