Funding has been established through the 2021-2023 Long Term Plan process to enable flax roots climate change adaptation planning directly by communities, at their scale.
The funding is in recognition that communities are deeply connected to place and changes to that place. While councils in the region will be facilitating adaptation planning at a regional/district scale, the objective of the funding is to complement this with a bottom-up community approach. It is expected that these processes complement each other.
Up to $15,000 is available for individual projects per financial year which enable groups to start planning for a changing climate at a community scale.
How to apply
Applications for funding will be accepted from January 1st 2023 and can be submitted at any time.
If you have an idea in mind, or are already in the process of investigating such a project, please reach out to Regional Council on 0800 884 880 or via email for an application form or to discuss your proposal.