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The FMC Mountain & Forest Trust 2017-07-22T22:18:12+00:00

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.

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Trust Status

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

Trust Aims:

  • 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.

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Or Download a donation form:Click here

Grants

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

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 Julie Millar and the Treasurer is Phil Glasson.

Contact Details for FMC Mountain & Forest Trust

FMC Mountain and Forest Trust
P O Box 1604
WELLINGTON 6140

or email the Trust Secretary.