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6 November 2003
Almost $10-million worth of funding is now available to rural sector
community groups under the Government's Sustainable Farming Fund programme.
The Fund, entering into its fifth year, provides support to community-driven
projects aimed at improving the financial and environmental performance of the
In this round another $9.5-million has become available to applicants for
projects beginning on or after 1 July 2004.
Sustainable Farming Fund Manager, Kevin Steel says that judging by previous
funding rounds he expects there will be a high calibre of applicants.
In the last round there were 80 successful applicants out of a total pool of
Each application is assessed by an independent panel made up from a cross
section of the rural community. The final contracts are negotiated by members of
the SFF team.
The closing date for applications is 2 February 2004. To receive an
application form, or for further information, phone 0800 100 087, or email email@example.com
or visit www.maf.govt.nz/sff.
For further information contact MAF Sustainable Farming Fund Manager,
Kevin Steel, tel. 04-474-4293.