Our Purpose

Our Purpose

To accelerate bold meaningful change, assisting BOP communities and the environment to flourish.

Grants Decisions

Grants paid to 31 March 2017

Grants paid to 31/3/2017





Active Communities

BoP Major Squash Events Inc, World Junior Squash tournament $10,000
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, Operational costs BoP $5,000
Matua Scout Group, Cooking/Camping trailer $5,000
Rotorua Lakes Council, FreeParking project $40,000
Rotorua Touch Assoc, National Maori Touch Tournament $5,000
Sport Bay of Plenty, Coachforce program $414,375



Healthy Sustainable Housing

Curtainbank Rotorua, Operational costs $6,890
Habitat for Humanity, Operational costs $30,000
Te Runanga o Ngati Whakaue Ki Maketu Inc, Maketu Healthy Whare project $20,000
Rangimarie Trust, Development of social housing units $182,000
Tauranga Community Housing Trust, (S/F) Healthy Sustainable Housing $310,000
Tauranga Community Housing Trust, Operational costs $30,000
W.I.S.E Healthy Homes, Home insultation Rotorua/Taupo $116,000
W.I.S.E Healthy Homes, Healthy Homes Rotorua $50,000

Improved Natural Environment

Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Soc Inc, Operational costs $20,000
Manawahe Eco Trust, Operational costs $20,000
Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust, Sustainable Backyards 2017 $39,200
Tongariro Natural History Soc, Operational costs $30,000
Whakamarama Community Inc, Friends of the Blade - operating costs $4,999

Inclusive Communities

Adult Literacy Trust, Radion Advertising for programs $3,106
Age Concern Taupo Inc, Operational costs $7,000
Age Concern, Tauranga Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Alzheimers Society Tga Inc, Operational costs $30,000
ASK Trust, Operational costs $7,000
Asthma Rotorua, Nurse Vehicle $5,000
Atua Awhi, Operational costs $20,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc, Operational costs, BoP $15,000
Autism NZ Inc, Operational costs BoP $10,000
Awhina Society Inc, Foodbank expenses $10,000
Barnardos NZ, "Whats Up" operational costs $15,000
BoP Childrens Literature Assoc, Annual Children's Literature seminar $980
CanTeen BoP, Operational costs $11,500
Cool Bananas Youthwork Trust, Operational costs $10,000
Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust, Operational costs $25,000
Growing Through Grief Te Puke, Operational costs $5,000
Kawerau & Districts Ageing, Operational costs $20,000
Kawerau Assembly of God - KMA Foodbank, foodbank expenses $2,000
Mangakino Family Services, Foodbank expenses $5,000
ME/CFS Support Group (BoP) Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Mt Maunganui Menz Shed, Set up costs $5,000
Muscular Dystrophy Northern Inc, Fieldworker Salary $9,000
Papamoa Family Services, Operational costs $30,000
Parkinsonism Soc Inc Tga, Operational costs $10,000
Rainbow Youth Inc, Operational costs $20,000
Reach Out Trust, Foodbank expenses $3,000
Recreate NZ, BoP opertationl costs $17,555
Rotorua & Districts Justices of the Peace, Subsidised  conference fees (Toolbox) $1,000
Rotorua Hospice (S/F) Hospice premises $300,000
Rotorua Riding for Disabled, Operational costs $30,400
Scouts NZ, Development team operational costs $5,000
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support, Operational costs $30,000
St Peters Care & Counselling CT, Operational costs $40,000
St Vincent de Paul - Whakatane, Foodbank expenses $3,000
Stroke Foundation NZ - Midland, Operational costs $32,984
Talklink Trust, Operational costs BOP $15,000
Tga (BOP) Hearing Assoc Inc, Operational costs $16,999
Te Aka Toitu, Operational costs $20,000
Te Whare O Manaaki, Operational costs $30,000
The Kauri Centre, Operational costs $20,000
The Salvation Army (Rotorua), Christmas food hampers $3,000
The Salvation Army (Taupo), Christmas food hampers $3,000
The Salvation Army (Tauranga), Whanau Mentoring program $25,000
The Salvation Army (Whakatane), Christmas food hampers $2,000
Turangi Foodbank Inc, Operational costs $10,000
Turangi Neighbourhood Support, Operational costs $3,500
WBoP Disability Support Trust, Operational costs $5,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust, Foodbank expenses $2,500

Prosperous Communities

BoP Film Trust, BoP Film marketing package $15,000
BoP Young Fruit Growers, ME program project $20,000
Family Focus, Operational costs $15,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre, Operational costs $30,000
Kawerau District Council, Urban Food forest (KUFF) $20,000
Merivale Community Garden, garden expenses $1,500
National Equestrian Centre, NEC Redevelopment program $50,000
Project Litefoot Trust, Liteclub BOP $15,000
Taupo Citizens Advice Bureau Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Toi EDA (EBoP Reg Eco Dev Trust), Research contrator time (Toolbox) $5,000
The Search Party CT, Operational costs $20,000
Young Workers Resource Centre, Minimum Employment rights $3,800

Safe Communities

Bethlehem Community Patrol, Operational costs $3,570
Lake Okareka Rural Fire Force, replacement water tanker $10,000
Opotiki Surf Life Saving, Operating costs $5,000
Philips Search & Rescue Trust, Rescue helicopter $200,000
Rotorua Lakes Council, Making a difference water safety $16,800
Surf Life Saving NZ (Eastern Region), Beach Education days $5,000
Taupo Maori Wardens, Operating costs $3,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Support, Operational costs $10,000
Tauranga Emergency Communications, Operational & Vehicle costs $3,500
Te Puke Community Hub CT, Operational costs $2,000
Turangi Volunteer Fire Brigade, 4WD Ute $20,000
Whakatane District Neighbourhood Support Trust, Operational costs BoP $5,000
YSAR Tauranga, Operational costs $15,000

Strengthened Whanau

Apopo, Operational costs $35,000
Catholic Family Support Service, Operational costs $15,000
Central Plateau REAP, Family Start, PAFT, Strenthening Families & Male Mentor activities $50,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation, (SF) Kiwican, Project K & Star programmes $50,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, Operational costs $20,000
Grief Support Services Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Growing Through Grief (Opotiki), Operational costs $7,500
Growing Through Grief (Rotorua), Operational costs $4,900
Katikati Community Resource Centre, Mpowa Youth project $24,000
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures, Operational costs $25,000
Kimiora Community Trust, Operational costs $17,620
Life-Linke Community Trust, Light festival $2,000
Merivale Community Inc, Operational costs $40,000
Mokoia Community Assoc Inc, Operational costs $30,000
NZ Blue Light Ventures, (S/F) Driver Navigation Program  $93,158
Omarumutu Primary School, Students attending outdoor pursuits centre $5,000
Parenting & Life Skills for Men, Operational costs $20,000
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupo, Operational costs $20,000
Pregnancy Choice, Op Shop set up costs $10,000
Priority One WBoP Inc, Instep program $20,000
Royal NZ Plunket Society, (S/F) Plunket Centre building $200,000
Storytime Foundation Trust, Operational costs $13,124
Taupo Bluelight Ventures, Bluelight activities & Cactus program $55,000
Te Aranui Youth Trust, Youth Development Mentoring programs $40,000
The Parenting Place, Operational costs $15,000
Tumanako Hou Trust, Operational costs $25,000
Turangi Bluelight Ventures, Operational costs $25,000
Waiapu Kids - Merivale Whanau Aroha, Operational costs $15,000
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures Ltd, Operational costs $25,000
Youth Encounter Ministries Trust, Operational costs $20,000
Youth Projects Trust, Operational costs $20,000
Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust, BoP Crisis helpline $5,000

Strong Community Organisations

Community Research, Operational costs - BoP $2,500
Community Trust of Southland, Lived Experience project $1,987
Empowermentnz Charitable Trust, Operational costs $7,500
NZ Bluelight Ventures, Evaluation support - (Toolbox) $5,000
Rotorua Lakes Council, FreeParking - (Toolbox) $20,000
SociaLink Tauranga Moana, Funders forum 2016 (Toolbox) $2,595
SociaLink Tauranga Moana, Capability in leadership & evaluative practice (Toolbox) $24,814
Sport Bay of Plenty, workshops on outcomes (Toolbox) $2,244
Taupo Council of Social Services, Operational costs $25,000
Taupo District council, NFP Foundation workshops (Toolbox) $2,200
The Inspiring Communits, Regional Bootcamp 2016 (Toolbox);  $10,300
The Search Party Charitable Trust, Training by Exult (Toolbox) $5,900
The Search Party Charitable Trust, Capability Assessment (Toolbox) $520



Vibrant & Fun Communities

Arts Kitchen Charitable Trust, Equipment for Cinema $10,000
Bethlehem Baptist Church, "Night before Christmas" event $7,500
Beyond Imagination Trust, Easter in the Park 2017 $10,000
BoP Science Fair, 2016 Niwa Sicence & Technology Fair $5,000
Friends of Lake Taupo Museum & Art Gallery Inc, Moa restoration project $10,000
Greerton Village Community Assoc $4,900
Inspiring Stories Trust, Future Leaders program $18,000
Ra Whakangahau Trust, Kapa Haka Fund Day $11,300
Rotorua Christmas Parade, Christmas festival $2,000
Rotorua Lakeside Concert Charitable Trust, Lakeside Concert 2017 $10,000
Safe Turangi, 2016 Christmas in the Park $5,000
Taki Rua Productions Soc Inc, Tiki Taane performance $5,000
Tauranga Assembly of God, Kids go Wild carnival $4,000
Tauranga Jazz Soc Inc, 2017 Jazz Festival $10,000
Te Puna I Rangiriri, TMTT Event Costs $10,000
Te Runanga O Ngati Awa, Treaty of Waitangi commemorations $4,250
The National Woodskills Trust, National woodskills festival $3,000
Turangi Mountain Region Trust, Turangi Christmas Dinner $2,000
Waterwheel Historic Trust, open day - farming like Grandad $2,500
Whakatane District Community Arts Council, 2017 Arts Festival costs $10,000
Whakatane & District Historical society, Digitisation of the Brown Family $10,000
Youth Philharmonic Tauranga CT, Youth Concert $2,000

Funding Pop up Content

Thank you for showing interest in applying for funding. We fund programmes and projects that work towards achieving our Outcomes and Priorities and contain the Attributes we require. These Outcomes, Priorities and Attributes are listed below.

Strengthened Whanau - Babies and Youth

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


  1. Programmes addressing the needs of families and children, e.g. parenting programmes, especially where addressing those identified at risk or with high needs;
  2. Programmes should have identified outcomes and a long term approach, be based on sound practice and show strong alignment to the effective interventions identified in our research.


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.


  1. Activities that support youth engagement;
  2. Youth support services and programmes that encourage youth to be productive members of the community, that are strengths based, have identified outcomes and a long term approach, are based on sound practice and can show strong alignment to the effective interventions identified in our research;
  3. That facilitate youth into post-secondary education, training or employment.

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.  


  1. Programmes addressing the needs of children, especially those who are at risk or vulnerable, to help them overcome difficulties and thrive
  2. Programmes or activities that support adults/parents who are vulnerable, at risk or disadvantaged
  3. Programmes should have identified outcomes and a long term approach, and be based on sound practice.

Inclusive 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. 


  1. Programmes that promote general health and wellbeing for those who are disadvantaged – through illness, inequality, age, disability or geographical situation;
  2. Effects of demographic changes on people and activities that focus on how to reduce the negative impacts of these changes, especially those that take a regional perspective;
  3. Activities that promote the acceptance of diversity within our communities

Safe communities

Rationale: Feeling safe within communities is necessary to personal wellbeing and enjoyment of our natural resources.


  1. Lifesaving, Coastguard, water survival and safety organisations and activities;
  2. Search and Rescue operations and organisations;
  3. Community Policing activities and organisations

Healthy Sustainable Housing

Rationale: We recognise the importance of healthy, sustainable housing in enabling people and families to lead healthy, productive lives.


  1. Programmes that address issues of sub-standard housing and or lack of social housing;
  2. Retrofitting insulation programmes where there is a community approach to the programme.


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.


  1. Community organisations and activities that facilitate community development at a community level, encourage community cohesion and pride, volunteerism and equity amongst citizens;
  2. Activities that seek to address economic challenges, or improve economic welfare; the creation of sustainable employment opportunities;
  3. Activities that encourage or support the creation and enhancement of social enterprises.


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.


  1. CoachForce programme due to its wide coverage and identified community benefits;
  2. Other sports and recreational activities that are not supported by CoachForce where the activity is an important part of that community, is well supported by the community and is easily accessible to all.


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.


  1. Applications for community driven arts, cultural and heritage opportunities / activities that enrich the lives of communities through active participation and that ideally work in a collaborative manner reflecting community priorities e.g. community arts programmes.
  2. Contributions to capital costs (generally up to a maximum of 20%) for buildings or assets where they are of strong local significance or historical importance with considerable wider community benefit.
  3. Events up to $15,000 maximum where the majority of the below elements are present:
  • a free to the public component;
  • high community appeal (the event reflects the interests of a high % of the community);
  • outreach to schools or youth involvement;
  • local community involvement in the organisation and delivery of the event;
  • high volunteer involvement;
  • where BayTrust funding will make a material difference to the event;
  • that have material economic development spin offs.

Tū Māori mai

  1. Activities or programmes that promote a strong Māori cultural identity (including Te Reo and tikanga) and contribute to a range of positive outcomes,
  2. Activities or programmes that help build knowledge of local Māori histories that help build understanding and positive collective futures
  3. Contributions to capital projects on Marae (up to $15k).


Rationale: We need strong community organisations and strong community leaders to deliver good quality programmes and activities that address community needs and aspirations.


  1. Activities that build the capacity and capability of community organisations or social enterprises, especially those that drive greater sustainability; support evaluative practices, service improvement and collaborative practices;
  2. Activities that support and enable community leaders;
  3. Activities that encourage and support volunteerism.


Rationale: The natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability and future of BOP.


  1. Community led natural environmental initiatives;
  2. Activities that promote community involvement in sustainability practices or raise awareness of environmental issues at a community level;
  3. Activities that recognise the natural environment as a cornerstone of sustainable communities and support those that show leadership within this space.


To help determine the likelihood of
funding success BayTrust will apply
its funding strategically by investing
in programmes and activities that
contain the following attributes:

1. Are BOP wide or BOP replicable, and are
       community led.

2. Contain measurable outcomes and
       embedded evaluative practices.

3. Build capacity and capability of
       community groups and individuals who
       are potential community leaders

4. Support those in the BOP who have the
       greatest need

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.

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