To accelerate bold meaningful change, assisting BOP communities and the environment to flourish.
Using all of our resources including investments, personnel and granting to progress our priorities
Operate in true partnerships with our communities
Being bold, flexible, innovative and to provide leadership
Live and practice our Kaupapa in everything we do
Become a climate responsible (Tiakina te ao turoa) organisation
Work with Māori in a way that is consistent with the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi; partnership, protection and participation
BayTrust values community and cultural wellbeing, recognising that supporting and enabling those in need is beneficial for all. We believe our communities will flourish when they are equitable, vibrant, fun and safe. This means that we support:
Through programmes that:
Safe and Active Communities
By supporting community-based:
Strengthened Community Organisations
Funding activities that:
Vibrant and Fun Communities
We value healthy, secure and affordable housing as a fundamental right. We believe everybody in the BOP should be housed in suitable, adequate and affordable accommodation that fits their whanau and cultural requirements. We support programmes that:
Māori in Bay of Plenty are supported to achieve their aspirations and enabled to empower their whanau and wider community to create an abundant future for themselves, te taiao (natural world), and Te Ao Māori.
We fund projects or programs that:
Rationale: BayTrust recognises the importance of family and whanau as the basic unit in communities – when the family unit is strong, it follows that our communities will be healthy and strong. Our priorities in this area are:
The first 1000 days of Child’s Life
The first 1000 days of a child’s life is the best time to make an investment into a child, and addressing the needs of a baby means effectively addressing the needs of the family. Evidence supports the value of investment into this phase of a child’s development as cost beneficial
BayTrust believes that when Youth are involved and engaged within their community – through a range of activities (work, sport, volunteerism, education) they are more likely to lead productive lives and become good citizens that will provide leadership for our communities in the future.
Vulnerable families and children
For a variety of reasons, some families, children and parents need assistance to reach their full potential, improve their lives, or recover from setbacks. Supporting family members to become strong will lead to strong communities.
Rationale: BayTrust has a role in fostering acceptance of community diversity and assisting those at a disadvantage to participate in and contribute to the community to the best of their ability.
Rationale: Feeling safe within communities is necessary to personal wellbeing and enjoyment of our natural resources.
Rationale: We recognise the importance of healthy, sustainable housing in enabling people and families to lead healthy, productive lives.
Rationale: Community development encourages communities to address their own issues, build on their own strengths and natural advantages. This builds cohesion, enhances the lives of people within communities and increases their sense of belonging, wellbeing and happiness. Economic vibrancy, prosperity and jobs that provide a sustainable wage or better, plus all year round employment are essential to retain citizens and enable communities to thrive.
Rationale: BayTrust recognises the benefit of sport and recreational activities in contributing to the overall health and wellbeing of community members, and the role sport plays in providing a mechanism for inclusion of individuals in a community. BayTrust believes the most strategic manner it can contribute to sport is through its involvement in the CoachForce programme which is delivered across 19 sporting codes across the BOP region by our strategic partner Sport BOP, and achieves recognisable community outcomes.
Rationale: BayTrust believes involvement in arts, culture and heritage, community activities and events enriches people’s lives and increases their sense of wellbeing and connectedness.
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Rationale: We need strong community organisations and strong community leaders to deliver good quality programmes and activities that address community needs and aspirations.
Rationale: The natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability and future of BOP.
To help determine the likelihood of
1. Are BOP wide or BOP replicable, and are
2. Contain measurable outcomes and
3. Build capacity and capability of
4. Support those in the BOP who have the
5. Incorporate a Partnership approach
6. Foster Youth engagement and early child
7. Deliver innovative solutions to social issues
Note: the more of these attributes that an application can demonstrate it meets, the more likelihood of funding and the greater the funding that can be accesses.