Waikato Regional Council has made numerous small-scale grants to Thames-Coromandel/Hauraki landowners and community groups under its Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund. Local landowners and groups from Kararagahake, to Tairua, Mercury Bay, Thames, Te Kouma, and Coromandel have received almost $50,000 to carry out pest trapping and other restoration work. The average grant is in the vicinity of $4000. Once again, local groups have been recognised for their exceptional volunteer work to improve the environment, receiving nearly 1/3 of the total number of grants made throughout the Waikato region.
This builds on the success that local groups have achieved with other regional council grants over the last three years totalling almost $2 million. In addition, $ millions more have been secured from central government for other large-scale projects on kauri dieback wilding pine control and to keep local rivers swimmable.
Read or download a complete list of the latest small-scale community initiative grants