Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund

In April 2009, the Government allocated $50 million to implement cycle trails throughout New Zealand, to be known as Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) project. In addition to this funding, $30 million of co-funding was committed from regional stakeholders towards the construction of these cycle trails.

The Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund is a government initiative that funds Great Ride governance organisations to maintain and enhance the quality of Great Rides that are part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. The fund will refine, improve and maintain completed sections of the Great Rides.

The fund is contestable and needs at least matching co-funding from the applicant. To attract funding, applicants must satisfy the eligibility and assessment criteria and be ranked highly compared to other projects seeking funding.

Round five opens

MBIE is now calling for applications to round five of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund. Round five closes at 5pm on 31 August 2016.

Who can apply for funding?

The Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund is open to proposals from Great Rides that are part of New Zealand Cycle Trail and that are full members of New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. Funding is only available for projects on sections of trail that are open and hold approved Great Ride status. Out-of-round funding applications will be considered for projects that relate to repairing trail damage caused by extreme events, such as storm damage, single-event vandalism, fire, and flooding.

All applications to the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund (including out-of-round applications) should use the Official Application Forms. Applications Forms, Guidelines, FAQ’s and information regarding previous recipients can be obtained by clicking on the PDF link below.

How to apply