Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants paid to 31 March 2018


Grants approved/paid to 31/3/2018

Active Communities  
Rotorua Touch Assoc Inc, 2017 National Maori Touch tournament $5,000
Spirit of Adventure Trust, Six scholarships for programme fee $5,000

Healthy Sustainable Housing

Baywide Community Law CT, Housing Advocacy Service $30,000
Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Ltd, Gate Pa development $400,000
Visions of a Helping Hand CT Rotorua, Homeless Shelter for women & children $15,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust, Six self contained emergency houses $200,000
Whakatane District Council, Emergency Liveable Homes project $250,000
Whakatane District Council, Murupara Healthy Homes project $15,000
W.I.S.E Better Homes, Rotorua/Taupo insulation project $345,000



Improved Natural Environment

Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust, Operational costs $35,000
Bay Conservation Inc, Operational costs $20,000
Keep New Zealand Beautiful Soc Inc, clean up week $5,000
Lakes Water Quality Society Inc, Fresh water symposium $10,000
Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Soc Inc, MOWs Development project $25,000
Manawahe Eco Trust, Operational costs $20,000
Para Kore Marae Inc, Para Kore programme in BoP $5,000
PiPs Inc, Operational costs $10,000
Sustainable Business Network Inc, Tawahai Stream project $10,000
Tongariro Natural History Society, Kids Greening Taupo Environment education programme $141,464
Tongariro Natural History Society, Operational costs $30,000
Whakamarama Community Inc - Friends of the Blade, Pest control $9,000



Inclusive Communities

Age Concern Rotorua District Inc, Operational costs $30,000
Age Concern Taupo (Inc), Operational costs $9,000
Alzheimers Soc Tauranga Inc, Operational costs $30,000
Anglican Care Waiapu, Operational costs $20,000
Asthma Rotorua, COPD Community project $5,000
Atua Awhi Community CT, CFM Operational costs $25,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Autism NZ Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Beachaven Family Services, Operational costs $30,000
BoP Sexual Assault Support Service, Operational costs $35,000
Brain Injury Assoc Rotorua Inc, Operational costs $7,500
C3 Church Tauranga, Arataki Support Package & Community meal $7,320
CanTeen NZ Inc, Member support services $11,500
Catholic Family Support Services, LINK mentoring volunteer program $10,000
CCS Disability Action BoP Inc, programme and operational costs $5,000
Central Plateau Parkinsons Support Group, Operational costs $5,000
Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc, Operational costs $15,000
Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Ltd, Operational costs $10,000
EBAT Charitable Trust (t/a Pou Whakaaro), establishment of Community Centre $300,000
Empowerment NZ CT, Community Hub Operations $20,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc $10,000
Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust, Operational costs $30,000
Grief Support Services, Operational costs $15,000
Growing Through Grief - Opotiki, Operational costs $7,500
Growing through Grief - Rotorua, Operational costs $5,000
Growing Through Grief - Te Puke, Operational costs $5,000
Journey Restorative Trust, Community Christmas dinner $1,052
Katikati Christian Foodbank, Operational costs $2,500
Kawerau & Districts Ageing In Place Inc, Operational costs $25,000
Kawerau Menz Shed, Operational costs $3,000
Merivale Community Inc, Business case for new community centre $22,500
Merivale School, Weekly community meal $5,000
Motor Neurone Disease Assoc of NZ Inc, new vehicle $10,000
New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education, Subsidies to access MindPlus Rotorua $10,000
Papamoa Family Services, Operational costs $35,000
Parkinsonism Soc Tga Inc, Operational costs $7,500
People First New Zealand Inc. (Nga Tangata Tuatahi), Operational costs $7,500
Recreate NZ, Operational costs $22,249
Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ, BoP families expenses $5,000
Rotorua District Riding for the Disabled, Operational costs $30,000
Sailability Tauranga CT, Sailing Dinglies & beach trolley's $10,000
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group, Operational costs $35,000
St Peters Care & Cpunselling CT (ST Peters House), Operational costs $120,000
St Vincent de Paul Soc - Rotorua, Operational costs $5,000
Stroke Foundation of NZ - Midland Region, Operational costs $25,000
Talklink Trust, Operational costs $15,000
Tauranga (BoP) Hearing Assoc Inc $20,000
Tauranga Land Search & Rescue Inc, 30 Wandatrack pendants $3,500
Tauranga Regional free kindergarten Assoc (Karamuramu kindergarten), Van $7,500
Tauranga Senior Citizens Club Inc, Upgrade to LED lighting $2,705
Te Aka Toitu Trust, Digital Literacy in Kawerau/Murupara areas $150,000
Te Puke Community Menz Shed Trust, Operational costs $5,000
Te Whare O Manaaki, Operational costs $30,000
The Salvation Army NZ Trust (Whakatane), Christmas food parcels $3,500
Turangi Foodbank Inc, Operational costs $4,000
Turangi Mountain Region Trust, Community Christmas Dinner $3,000
WBoP Disability Support Trust, Operational costs $6,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust, Foodbank operational costs $2,500

Prosperous Communities

BOP Film Trust, promoting the film industry in the BOP $150,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Whakatane Inc, Operational costs $5,000
Katch Katikati Inc, Operational costs $20,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre, Operational costs $90,000
Linton Park Community Trust, Operational costs $25,000
Matata Community Resource Centre, Operational costs $14,612
Mokoia Community Assoc, Operational costs $90,000
QE Health, developing business case for investment $100,000
Taupo Citizens Advice Bureau Inc, Operational costs $10,000
Taupo District Council, Tauo to Turangi trail $30,000
The Search Party CT, Operational costs $40,000

Safe Communities

Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service Inc, redeveloping Lifeguard centre as multi-use facility $270,000
Neighbourhood Support WBoP, Operational costs $17,000
Opotiki Surf Lifesaving Club, Operational costs $5,000
Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Inc, Coaching costs $25,000
Rotorua District Council, Water safety programme $33,250
Rotorua Mountain Bike Club, Operational costs $20,000
Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) $2,500
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc, Eastern Region, Beach Education days $5,000
Swimming NZ, Operational costs $35,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Suport Inc, New membership - Police business plan $10,000
The Order or St John Central Region, Ambulance Officer in Te Kaha $33,000
Water Safety NZ, BoP Water Safety strategy $10,000
Whakatane District Neighbourhood Support Trust, Whakatane Gets Ready $5,000
Youth Search & Rescue Tauranga Trust, Programme training $25,000

Strengthened Whanau

Barnardos NZ, Operational costs $15,000
CACTUS Te Puke, CACTUS programme $10,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ, Operational costs $30,000
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Tauranga, Social work program $10,000
Katch Katikati Inc., Maori Warden youth programme $10,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre, Operational costs $25,000
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Trust Inc, Operational costs $30,000
Kidz Need Dadz Charitab Trust Tauranga Inc, DadzKare/education/support $10,000
Maketu Health & Social Services (BBF), Operational costs $23,800
Manaaki Ora Trust (Tipu Ora), Kia Puawai young fathers programme $260,000
Merivale Community Inc, Operational costs $40,000
Parent to Parent Coastal Bay of Plenty, Operational costs $20,000
Pregnancy Help Inc. Taupo, Operational costs $15,000
Priority One WBoP Inc, Instep programme $30,000
Sports BoP, (BBF) Bump Club  $75,000
Storytime Foundation Trust, Operational costs $10,000
Storytime Foundation Trust (BBF) Books for Babies $30,000
Tauranga Parents Centre Inc, Operational costs $5,000
The Bright Vision Trust, Operational costs $10,000
The Scout Assoc of NZ, Regional team $10,000
Tumanako Hou Trust Whakatane, Operational costs $10,000
Turangi Blue Light Ventures, Operational costs $21,026
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust, Operational costs $31,420
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures, Opertational costs $20,000
Youth Projects Trust, Operational costs $15,000



Strong Community Organisations

Child Matters, BoP workshops/prgrammes $16,284
Community Research, Webinars & What works programs $2,500
International Centre for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Course & Capacity Building $60,000

Vibrant & Fun Communities

Detour Theatre Trust, Four community based amateur shows $10,000
Easterfest NZ Trust, Family Fun day $5,000
Ra Whakangahau Trust, Ra Whakangahau 2017 $11,800
Rock Quest CT, Regional Rock Quest events $5,000
Rotorua Arts Village Trust, Operational costs $15,000
Rotorua Lakes Council, Maker Space $130,000
Rotorua Lakeside Concert CT, Lakeside 2018 Whenua $13,000
Safe Turangi, 2017 Christmas in the park $10,000
Tarnished Frocks & Divas CT, Tarnished Frocks & Diva event $10,000
Tauranga Arts Festival Trust, Tauranga Arts Festival $10,000
Tauranga Historical Society Inc, Preliminary investigation of fireplace $1,500
Tauranga Jazz Society, 2018 National Jazz festival $7,500
Te Aroha Kapa CT, Kapahaka Regional festival $10,000
Te Manatu Ahurea o Tuhoe Trust, Te Hui Ahurei a Tuhoe 2018 $10,000
Te Roro o te Rangi Turipuku Tribal Trust, build new wharekai $25,000
Te Whakatohea Research & Archives Trust, Operational costs $2,350
The Incubator Growing Art & Culture CT, Operational costs $30,000
The Tauranga Community Trust, A Night before Christmas event $10,000
Torere Reserves Trust, Torere Marae Wharepaku rebuild (phase one) $14,000
Waterwheel Historic Trust, Farming like Grandad $2,500
Whakatane District Community Arts Council, Summer Arts Festival $10,000

Toolbox funding

The Acorn Foundation - Vital Signs  $25,000
Socialink - Researcher & Statistician $5,000
Priority One Evaluation advice $3,850
The Inspiring Communities $2,925
Taupo District Council $2,070
Volunteering Bay of Plenty $670
Akina Foundation  $3,750
Akina Foundation  $2,000
Tauranga Moana Nightshelter Trust $6,000
Mockingbird Inc. $1,625
The Inspiring Communities $2,500
Uretara Estuary Managers Inc. $15,000
SuperGrans $1,625
Total $5,227,347

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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