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Len Reynolds Trust Environment Fund

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Application Dates:
Opens 9:00 am 13 May 2019, closes 5:00 pm 21 June 2019

About the Len Reynolds Trust

Len Reynolds Trust was established in 1966 by farmers Len and Ada Reynolds as a ‘Trust Fund for the benefit of others’. Funds have been distributed since that time by the Trust. In 2014 the Len Reynolds Trust Board decided it was time to formalise the fund distribution process and appointed Community Waikato as Funding Manager. This means we administer an annual allocated portion of the Len Reynolds Trust Fund to the Waikato community.

There will be four funding rounds each year which will open and close throughout the course of each year. Applications and accountability reports will be made online through SmartyGrants via the Community Waikato Website.

For more information please contact Sally Fenwick Ridley sally@communitywaikato.org.nz or 07 282 0744


a) River quality is important. People want to swim in clean rivers, particularly the Waikato, Waipa and Piako Rivers. The water quality in the lower Waikato is very poor.

(b) Preserving our unique native plants is an important part of taking care of the environment and providing a home for our native animals.

(c) Reduction of waste from landfill has a huge impact.

(d) Establishing community gardens provides a sense of community and means that communities come together to produce food for those in the area.

(e) The environment can be protected and enjoyed in a number of ways. The establishment of walking and cycle tracks means that the natural environment is preserved, while being more accessible and able to be enjoyed by the community.

  • To increase water quality of our rivers;
  • To establish or maintain community gardens;
  • To restore the natural environment;
  • To preserve/increase native plants;
  • To reduce waste from landfill;
  • To increase the opportunities for people to enjoy the natural environment while protecting the natural environment at the same time.

  • Organisations who seek to improve water quality of the rivers.
  • Preservation or planting of native plants.
  • Reduction of waste from landfill.
  • Community gardens.
  • Walking/cycling tracks to preserve the natural environment, and increase accessibility to the natural environment.
  • Restoration/protection of the natural environment.

How much can be applied for?

Applications will be considered for between $1,000 and up to $10,000. Any applications received outside of these figures will not be considered
Who can apply?
  • A legally constituted community group or organisation that is registered under the Charities Act 2005 and works towards advancing families, community based education or social well-being in the Funding Area.
  • Applications will not be accepted from umbrella organisations. The group being funded/making the application must be the registered charity.
  • Organisations with an annual operating budget of over $2,000,000 dollars do not qualify for this funding.
  • If you have received funding from the Trust in another funding round in the same financial year (1 April to 31 March), you are ineligible to apply