Here we are in the summer season (although it doesn't feel like summer down south!) and people are planning their trips to visit backcountry huts and tracks all over the country. Despite the marginal weather in places, volunteer groups with grants from previous rounds are already getting out there and completing projects, while others are gathering materials together and holding tight for better weather later in summer. So while you're out there enjoying the backcountry hut and track system over the holidays, it's the perfect time to start thinking about getting a volunteer group of your own together and getting an application in for funding. The focus for Round 12 will be on smaller projects to carry out a bit of useful maintenance like painting a hut, or trimming a tramping or mountain bike track to keep it maintained.
For more information, go to our applications page; https://www.backcountrytrust.org.nz/apply.html
For this round as well, we also have updated documents for your groups planning to do the work safely. To see the details head on over to the guidelines part of the website to make sure you get all the documents in place for the application: www.backcountrytrust.org.nz/guidelines.html