Can my community group apply for funding from Predator Free 2050 Limited?
September 5, 2018 2:44 pm
Predator Free 2050 Limited looks to fund large scale predator control projects, usually over several thousands of hectares and with potential to be scaled up further.
These are sought through expressions of interest and request for proposal processes and currently fourteen criteria are used to assess them.
Projects to date are being delivered by specially formed charitable trusts or companies with five-year operational budgets of between around $3m and $50m.
Predator Free 2050 Limited requires co-funding of at least 2 to 1 so having strong council, philanthropic and landowner support for projects is essential.
There are various funding sources for community groups and landowners listed here.
The DOC Community Fund made available a one-off $1 million for established community conservation hubs in 2020. This funding was for established hubs to build the capability and capacity of community conservation groups.
Successful projects often build on the efforts of community groups, DOC, OSPRI, councils and landowners over many years.
For example, the Predator Free Dunedin project was catalysed through a memorandum of understanding between 20 conservation related agencies and groups, enabling them to work together on a Predator Free 2050 plan.
Waiheke’s proposal was developed by the Waiheke Collective, helping ensure broad community connections and support for their plan.