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Trail Fund NZ's Autumn Funding Round is offering three lots of $2,000 for your digging pleasure! GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW! We have at least THREE grants of up to $2,000 available. More funds may be available if quality applications are present. This round is largely thanks to all the merchandise sales we had leading up to Christmas – thanks everyone who bombarded family and friends with Trail Fund paraphernalia. Trail Fund NZ must receive funding applications by 5pm on 1 April. Projects must be volunteer-led and mountain-bike accessible. To read the full funding guidelines, click HERE. Find the application HERE More Community...

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While there’s no doubt a few favourite trails out there that have little or no signage for ‘good’ reason, Trail Fund is a proud supporter of helping build, maintain and provide sign-posted access to the hundreds of awesome trails around the country. Since its inception, Trail Fund has provided funding to help mountain bikers find their way around trail networks in Wellington, Queenstown and, most recently, Waiheke Island. “A common and frustrating problem for a lot of first time visitors to mountain bike spots is getting lost and/or having no idea which track is which and either sticking to one...

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Every year, Trail Fund NZ invites mountain bikers (and other trail users if they wish) from across New Zealand to fill in a survey. It is designed to gather demographic and behavioural information about mountain bikers who reside in New Zealand. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete (a little more if you have a lot to say) and is helpful to better understand, and thus better service, the mountain biking community. The purpose of this survey is to better understand:  the individuals using the trails in New Zealand, how trails are being used, issues and challenges that need...

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Volunteer clubs and groups from around the country are thrilled to be receiving funding to look after the backcountry huts and tracks they hold dear. Earlier this month, the Outdoor Recreation Consortium allocated $81,400 from the Community Fund to help support 18 volunteer-led projects that will maintain and enhance New Zealand’s backcountry hut and track network. The three organisations that make up the Consortium – Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC), Trail Fund NZ and the Deerstalkers Association – share a common goal to make the New Zealand backcountry more accessible for each group’s passion, and they’re making massive strides! FMC President...

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Trail Fund NZ's Spring Funding Round offers $6,000.. or more - depending how many socks we sell! GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW! We have at least THREE grants of up to $2,000 available. More funds may become available by the closing date, so we may be able to fund more if quality applications are present. This is sock-sale dependant, so get your application in and make sure you and your mates buy some of our awesome new socks - designed by our own committee member Adam Errington. Trail Fund NZ must receive funding applications by 5pm on 31 October. Projects must be...

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