The IPENZ Rivers Group Public Project Grant

Closing Date: July 24, 2015

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Funding Opportunities:
Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support public sector groups (e.g. local government, community groups, not‐for‐profit, iwi/Maori) in works related to river management and restoration for one year, depending on the merits of the project proposal and the level of competition in a given year.

What We Fund:
The research grants are aimed at supporting projects that are focused on improving New Zealand’s rivers, catchments and management of flood risk. Projects that seek to improve management of rivers, public education and/or further our knowledge of rivers, their values or processes are encouraged. We support works related to flood risk, sedimentation and erosion, water quality and quantity, and enhancing ecosystem function. Please review the key objectives of the Rivers Group when preparing your submission (
The fund is also intended to foster links amongst public sector groups and partners in government, academe and the private sector. We encourage broad sharing of project results, and thus we ask recipients to present their findings at the annual Rivers’ Group forum or submit a report for publication in the Group's newsletter Flow.

Eligibility Criteria:
‐ Applicants need NOT be members of IPENZ to apply, though they are encouraged to become members of the Rivers Group.
Application Process:
In addition to filling out the attached form, please provide the following: ‐ Professional CVs of the project leader(s)
‐ Background statement describing your group’s structure and aims
‐ An itemized budget for the proposed work


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