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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

There is no longer an Expressions of Interest process when requesting funding from the Trust. The Trust decided to switch to two full funding rounds per year. The opening cycle for the new rounds is February and August each year and will start with the February 2018 round.  

The Trust's objectives are to encourage and promote:

  • improving and protecting the South Pacific’s physical environment, and its natural and historical resources
  • the peaceful economic, physical and social development of the South 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 South Pacific
  • understanding and goodwill between the people of the South 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

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