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ARC Environmental Iniatitives Fund – Applications Open

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in applying for funding from the ARC’s EIF. The fund supports projects that improve and care for the region’s natural, cultural and physical environments and heritage.

The Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) 2009 funding round is now open so it is time to start preparing your application form. This year you can apply online. To find out more go to the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) website EIF page here. The fund provides financial support and advice to individuals and groups with projects that make a difference to the Auckland region’s natural, cultural and physical environments and heritage.

To help with the preparation of your application we have a range of resources you can use, these include:

2009 EIF GUIDELINES BOOKLET – Please read to ensure your project is eligible and meets all the requirements. The EIF Guidelines booklet details all funding criteria, funding outcomes and priority areas. Download the EIF guidelines booklet here to guide you through the application process.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM – You can now apply online. Click here to register for the 2009 funding round and complete the online application form. This new form allows you to save your information online and return to the form at a later date. Avoid the last minute rush and get your application underway early. Please note all applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday 1 July 2009.

INFORMATION WORKSHOPS – We are running a series of EIF information workshops in May 2009. These workshops will run for about 1.5 hours. They are an opportunity for applicants to talk to an ARC Project Officer and to receive help to complete the EIF application form.

FUNDING GUIDE – Provides information on other funding sources for community groups and individuals who are working to support, sustain and improve the Auckland region’s environment and heritage. Click here to view the ARC Environmental and Heritage Funders Guide 2009.

Ensure you plan ahead and allow plenty of time to prepare your funding application.  Please note applications close 5pm, Wednesday 1 July 2009.

If you have any questions or if you would like advice from a Project Officer prior to completing the application form or would like to register for an information workshop please email me.

Kind regards,

Courtney Gallen
Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) Co-ordinator
Partnerships & Community Programmes
Auckland Regional Council
Ph: 09 366 2000 x8255