Dollars for your digging! Autumn Round now open!

Dollars for your digging! Autumn Round now open!

Trail Fund NZ's Autumn Funding Round is offering three lots of $2,000 for your digging pleasure!


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 Fund dollars to be distributed

In a big vote of confidence, the Outdoor Recreation Consortium was recently granted its 3rd year of funding, which means another $400,000 will go to backcountry projects led by volunteers. This will bring the total amount distributed to $1.6 million.

The DOC Community Fund is predicated on encouraging transformational step-change in how conservation and recreation outcomes are achieved and the Outdoor Recreation Consortium is recognised as achieving this – not just through the excellent work being done on the ground, but through the spirit of collaboration between people who tramp, hunt, kayak, climb, fish, mountain bike, horseride or drive 4WDs in the backcountry.

The three organisations that make up the Outdoor Recreation Consortium – Federated Mountain Clubs, 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 it’s looking for applications from your club or group now!

Applications close on 14 April so get started on yours now!

Visit for application forms and guidelines. There are separate funds for trampers/ hunters, mountain bikers and other backcountry users such as horse-riders and canyoners.