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The Trust has about $250,000 to give as grants each year. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. Grants have ranged from $2,000 to $50,000.

Find out more about the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust and its history and the link here


The Trust's objectives are to encourage and promote:

  • improving and protecting the Pacific's physical environment, and its natural and historical resources
  • the peaceful economic, physical and social development of the Pacific and the people who live there, making sure that if any natural or historical resources are used to do this then they are kept protected
  • the peaceful conservation and development of the cultural heritage of the people who live in the Pacific
  • understanding and goodwill between the people of the Pacific.

Citizens or organisations from these places in the Pacific may put in a request for funding:

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • the Cook Islands
  • the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap)
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Kiribati
  • the Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna

The Trustee is the Secretary for Internal Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs appoints the Advisory Trustees.

The Advisory Trustees are:

  • Peter Kiely (Chair)
  • Penehuro Lefale
  • Sam Johnson
  • Marie Hasler
  • Barbara Hayden
  • Bevan Killick

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