The Trust is a registered Charitable Trust [CC36073] founded in 1985. To learn more about the history of the trust, you can read this article on our Wilderlife blog. The Trust is governed by a Trust Deed.
- Funding of projects or research relating to Mountain Recreation or to the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
- Funding recreational facilities and/or educational facilities for Mountain Recreation or for the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
- Funding instruction courses for Mountain Recreation or for the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
- Funding study tours and courses relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
- Funding conferences, lectures and publications relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
- Funding research and/or scientific work relating to Mountain Recreation or to Natural Environments.
- Funding the conservation and good management of Natural Environments.
Donations & Bequests
The Trust relies on donations and bequests for its funding. Because the Trust is a registered charitable trust all donations attract a tax rebate.
If you would like to make a donation (receipts will be sent), click here to download a printable .pdf form, or use the button below to make an electronic payment.
Bequests are most welcome and if you would like to include this provision in your will please contact us. The Trust acknowledges all Bequests in its Annual Report.
The Trust makes grants to projects pursuant to its charitable aims, as listed above. Applicants can download a ‘Request for Grant’ form: click here.
Applicants seeking support in the publishing of a book you should review the’Information for Book Grant applicants’form: click here.
The Trust Board meets twice a year in May and November. The deadline for applications is 31 March and 30 September of each year.
Recent Grants contributed to…
- 2019 – The publishing of The Great Unknown – A book on Southern Alps – Geoff Spearpoint
- 2018 – The publishing of A Mountain Anthology – Paul Hersey
- 2017- The publishing of Explore! Aotearoa – Kennett Brothers
- 2017 – Improvements to Kawhatau Base Hut in Ruahine – Peter Daly
- 2017 – The publishing of “Caves” – a book on NZ Caving – Neil Silverwood
- 2016 – The organisation of the Sustainable Summits Conference – NZAC
- 2016- The production of the film “Symphony on Skis” – Carla Braun Elwert
- 2016 – The reprint of the book “Mr Explorer Douglas” –
- ongoing – Funding the FMC Expedition Scholarships -Youth Scholarships – and grants to FMC
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)
- Jan Finlayson (ex officio as President of FMC)
- Alan Grant (FMC Executive member)
- Brett Morley, Dennis Page and John Simpson (Independent Members)
The Trust Board Secretary is Julie Millar and the Treasurer is Phil Glasson.
Past Trust members and officers can be viewed here: click here
Contact Details for FMC Mountain & Forest Trust
FMC Mountain and Forest Trust
P O Box 1604
or email the Trust Secretary.