Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Finanical Plan

Money is the basis of all new project proposals and so I want to put some thoughts on paper as to how a trio of huts could be built together to provide for the needs of De la Beche, Murchison and Beetham hut sites.

Expected Cost:

Hut Building in Christchurch:
$5,000 - General Costs
$20,000 - Hut Construction Materials
$5,000 - Toilet Construction Materials
$10,000 - Building Costs
$10,000 - Contingency 20%

Hut Flying and Construction On Site:
$5,000 - General Costs
$25,000 - Helicopter Time
$10,000 - Foundation Alterations
$10,000 - Contingency 20%

$100,000 Subtotal per hut
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$300, 0000 TOTAL for three huts
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Funding Proposal:

$100,000 Department of Conservation
$100,000 Commitment from NZAC spread over 10 years as a loan
$50,000 Donations from commercial operators
$50,000 Grants, sponsorship and fundraising
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$300, 0000 TOTAL for three huts
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There are a couple of ideas that could be used to leverage money from grants or sponsorship including using one year of the Banf film festival as a platform for fundraising, and looking to Meridian Energy for a sponsorship and publicity deal.

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