The Cobb Mitigation Fund (CMF) funds environmental initiatives which benefit the Cobb and Takaka Valley Catchment area (including Waikoropupu Springs) and wetland and riparian enhancement projects within Golden Bay.
The CMF was established by Cobb Power Ltd (since transferred to Trust Power) to protect and enhance the freshwater environment as part of mitigation for existing effects of the Cobb Power scheme identified at the time of consent reapplication.
Project Mohua manages the application process on behalf of the Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) as the fund administrator. Applications for funding are welcomed from individuals and community groups, as well as other organisations.
An amazing variety of projects have been funded to date with more recent projects including:
For further information, or to apply, download a copy of the guidelines and application form.
The closing dates for CMF applications are the 31st March and 30th Sept.
NB: If you are a Golden Bay landowner and are looking for funding to help with riparian and wetland plantings the Golden Bay Stream Care plant subsidy should be applied to .