$20,000 2016 Trust Fund
As in 2015, the Kepler Challenge Mountain Run Trust wishes to donate up to $20,000 to local events or projects. In 2015, the full amount of $20,000 was donated to the Fiordland Trails Trust to assist in completion of stage one of their Te Anau to Manapouri cycle trail.
It is possible that one single event or project will be funded, however applications for amounts smaller than the full $20,000 are welcomed. These monies are in addition to the annual monies distributed as part of the “Kepler Challenge Charity Challenge”. This is where up to 15 spaces are reserved for runners who wish to pay $1000 to guarantee their place in the Kepler Challenge. In 2016 a donation of $8000 was made to the Flite Trampoline Incorporated in order to purchase a new crash mat. The remainder of the monies ($5000) was donated to the Te Anau Scout Group to provide them with a “hardship fund” which will assist members of the group to attend camps and trips when it may not have been otherwise possible.
For more information and application guidelines see the Trust Fund page.