The FMC Mountain & Forest Trust

The FMC Mountain & Forest Trust exists to support activities such as research and/or projects related to outdoor recreation, publication of books related to tramping and mountaineering and other activities which support the aims of FMC. Donate here

Trust Status

The Trust is a registered Charitable Trust founded in 1985. The Trust is governed by a Trust Deed.

Trust Aims

  1. Funding of projects or research relating to Mountain Recreation or to the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
  2. Funding recreational facilities and/or educational facilities for Mountain Recreation or for the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
  3. Funding instruction courses for Mountain Recreation or for the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
  4. Funding study tours and courses relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
  5. Funding conferences, lectures and publications relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
  6. Funding research and/or scientific work relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
  7. Funding the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.

Donations & Bequests

The Trust relies on donations and bequests for its funding. If you would like to make a donation (receipts will be sent) then use one of the links below.  The Trust is a registered charitable trust and as such all donations attract a tax rebate.

Download a Donation Form

Donate to the FMC Trust online

Bequests are welcome and if you would like to include this provision in your will please contact us.

Grants

If you would like to apply for a grant you can download a Trust “Request for Grant” form.

If you are considering a grant to assist in the publishing of a book you should download a Information for Book Grant applicants form.

The next round of Grant requests will be considered by the Trust Board in May 2017. Applications close on 31 March 2017.

The Trust Board approved the following recent grants in support of :

  • The construction of Soper Shelter in the Waingaro Valley (2015)
  • The publication of a guidebook on Canyoning in NZ (2015)
  • The development of a Wilderness mapping project by FMC (2015)
  • The NZAC Manager doing a Churchill Scholarship tour of Europe focussing on matters related to outdoor recreation. (2015)
  • The establishment of Outdoors Training NZ (2015)
  • The publication of book on Te Araroa by Mark Watson (2015)
  • The production of a film directed by Hugh MacDonald on the life of Sheila Natusch (2014)
  • The publication of “Going Up is Easy” the story of Lydia Bradey by Laurence Fearnley (2014);
  • Funding the Youth Scholarships awarded by FMC.(Annually)

Trust Board

The Trust is run by a Trust Board appointed by the FMC Executive.  The present Trust Board members are:

  • Owen Cox (Chair – FMC Executive member)
  • Peter Wilson (ex officio as President of FMC)
  • Sally Johannesson  (FMC Executive member)
  • Brett Morley,  John Simpson, and Brian Stephenson (Independent Members)

The Trust Board Secretary is Phil Glasson and the Treasurer is Graeme Lythgoe.  Both these positions are appointed by the Trust Board but are not themselves members of the Board.

Contact Details for FMC Mountain & Forest Trust

FMC Mountain and Forest Trust
P O Box 1604
WELLINGTON 6140

or email Trust Secretary.