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.
The Trust is a registered Charitable Trust founded in 1985. 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. 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. Bequests are welcome and if you would like to include this provision in your will please contact us.
Or Download a donation form:Click here
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 next round of Grant requests will be considered by the Trust Board in November 2017. Applications close on 30 September 2017.
Recent Grants contributed to…
- 2017 -Various Federated Mountain Clubs projects – FMC
- 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” –
- 2015 – The construction of Soper Shelter in the Waingaro Valley – Golden Bay Alpine and Tramping Club
- 2015 – The publication of a guidebook on Canyoning in NZ – Daniel Clearwater
- 2015 – A Wilderness mapping project – FMC
- 2015 – Churchill Scholarship tour on matters related to outdoor recreation – Sam Newton
- 2015 – The establishment of Outdoors Training NZ – OTNZ
- 2015 – The publication of book on Te Araroa – Mark Watson
- 2014 – The production of a film on the life of Sheila Natusch – Hugh MacDonald
- 2014 – The publication of “Going Up is Easy” the story of Lydia Bradey – Laurence Fearnley
- ongoing – Funding the FMC Expedition Scholarships -Youth Scholarships – 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)
- 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 Julie Millar and the Treasurer is Phil Glasson.
Contact Details for FMC Mountain & Forest Trust
FMC Mountain and Forest Trust
P O Box 1604
or email the Trust Secretary.