Outdoor Activity Fund Awarded

We are excited to announce the recipients of Round 3 of the Outdoor Activity Fund. The response to this round of funding was staggering, with 35 applicants seeking over $750,000.

The purpose of the fund is to enhance diversity and inclusion in outdoor recreation, and to connect people with their culture through the outdoors. 2019-20 is the third round of the fund and will support the following projects that grow the engagement of Māori and non-Māori who are underrepresented in participation in outdoor activities.

  • The Shift Foundation - a focus on young women
  • Adventure Specialties Trust Tamaki Makaurau - a project focused on engaging Māori
  • Hillary Outdoors - a focus on Māori and Pasifika students
  • Wilderness Canoe Trust - a focus on people with disabilities and special needs
  • Aotearoa Water Patrol - a project focused on Māori and youth
  • Rotorua Lakes Council - a focus on people with disabilities
  • Te Waiariki Purea Trust - a focus on young Māori
  • Outward Bound - a focus on young women
  • YMCA North - a focus on young Asian students
  • Women's Organisation of the Waikato Muslim Association - a focus on young women
  • Kelston Deaf Education Centre - a project focused on helping the deaf
  • Youthtown - a focus on Pasifika students

We will be following each of the projects closely and sharing their learnings through a series of case studies in the coming months.

Thanks to all that applied and congratulations to the recipients.

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