The Pacific Development and Conservation Trust is now receiving expressions of interest for the 2012 funding round. The trust’s vision is a peaceful, sustainable Pacific region where cultures flourish and the natural environment is respected. Each year, the trust makes grants to charitable projects benefiting New Zealand or Pacific countries. Applicants must submit an expression of Interest before March 31. In 2011, the trust made grants totalling $158,764 to 14 projects in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region. To obtain an expression of Interest form, or to learn more, visit communitymatters.govt.nz or phone 0800 824 824.