In 2019 we are lucky to have an Auckland Council Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grant that covers running costs – but it only covers costs up until January 2020.
Firstly, nobody is paid to work on The Urban Rat Project, so the only costs are server and IT service costs.
Secondly, we ask those community groups that are applying for funding from their local Council or other bodies to include a donation towards our running costs in their application.
Thirdly, we ask users if they can donate small amounts of money.
All our donations are optional.
Finally, the service is underwritten by Microneer Limited, a company owned by The Urban Rat Project’s founder, Michael Fielding.