MAF Announces New Sustainable Farming Fund Round

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 land-based sectors.

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 267 proposals.

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 or visit


For further information contact MAF Sustainable Farming Fund Manager, Kevin Steel, tel. 04-474-4293.



Last Updated: 05 October 2010

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