Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants paid/approved to March 2019

Grants approved/paid to 31/3/2019  
Active Communities  
Bike Taupo Advocacy Group Inc; Kids Bike Taupo program $16,000
Sport Bay of Plenty (Multi-year funding 3 years); Operational costs $2,283,750
Whakatane District Council; Aquatic centre outdoor pool roof structure $200,000
Healthy Sustainable Housing  
Baywide Community Law Charitable Trust; Operational costs - Housing Advocacy Services $30,000
Curtainbank Rotorua; Operational costs $10,000
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga; Awhina House $60,000
Pou Whakaaro; Flood relief - furniture for families $7,429
Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust; Housing services $50,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga; Emergency housing $200,000
Improved Natural Environment  
Bay Conservation Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Boomerang Bags Taupo Inc Society; Market project $1,499
Central North Island Kindergarten Trust; Re-Ignite Enviroschools $2,500
EBAT Charitable Trust (trading as CREW); Community Waste minimisation education program $10,000
Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust; Paper4trees $10,000
Evolocity Ltd; 2019 Evolocity BoP program $7,500
Garden to Table Trust; growing food resiliency and life skills $5,000
HALO Whakatane; Expansion of core pest & predator control area $19,490
Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Soc Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Manawahe Eco Trust; Operational costs $22,735
Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust; Mustelid traps & Sentinel possum traps $10,000
Para Kore Marae Inc; Zero waste program $5,000
PiPS Inc; People Plants Schools Garden program $7,500
Project Litefoot Trust; LiteClub BoP $5,000
Taupo Community Gardens Trust; Garden & program coordinator $5,000
Tauranga Envirohub Centre Charitable Trust; Operational costs $65,000
Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi Iwi Trust; Te Mana o Te Wai $20,000
WBoPDC/Pirirakau Inc Soc; Tahataharoa Wetland Development $250,000
Whakatane Kiwi Trust; Environmental Education program $17,500
Inclusive Communities  
Age Concern Rotorua Inc; Operational costs $16,920
Age Concern Taupo Inc, Operational costs $8,000
Age Concern Tauranga Inc; Supportive services $15,000
Alzheimers Soc Rotorua Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Alzheimers Soc Taupo Inc; Dementia Care Services $10,000
Alzheimers Tauranga/WBoP; Navigation services $25,000
Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust; Community Advisor services $7,500
Aratika Cancer Trust; 5 Day cancer wellness retreat $5,000
Asthma NZ Inc (Lakes Region); Awareness in the community campaign $7,500
Atua Awhi Community Charitable Trust; Operational costs $20,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; BoP Support services $17,500
Autism NZ Inc; Operational costs $7,500
Bay of Plenty Therapy Foundation Inc; Operational costs/subsidised counselling $10,000
Beachaven Family Services (Multi-year funding 3 years); Operational costs $90,000
Bethlehem Baptist Church; Te Waahi Tuumanako $10,000
Books Before Boxing NZ; Parkinsons program $2,500
Brave Hearts NZ; Operational costs $15,000
Breast Cancer Support Service Tga Trust $20,000
C3 Church Tauranga; Community meal and Arataki Support $5,270
Catholic Family Support Services; L.I.N.K Volunteer Mentor scheme $10,000
Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc; Operational costs $7,500
Christians Against Poverty NZ; Operational costs $5,000
Disabilities Resource Centre; Beach mat proposal $2,000
Dress for Success Rotorua CT $15,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs $35,000
EmpowermentNZ Charitable Trust; Community Hub operations $25,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc; Field services programs $10,000
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation; Operational costs $5,000
Have a Heart Charitable Trust; Events and projects $15,000
House of Science Tauranga Charitable Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Kai Pai Kai Rotorua Charitable Trust; Kai Pai Kai Growth of business $12,500
Kawerau & Districts Ageing in Place Inc; Building Community relationships $20,000
Mokoia Community Assoc; Integrated driver license pathway $30,000
Macular Degeneration NZ; Vision for 2020 $25,000
Mangakino Family Services Inc; Operational costs $7,500
Maori Girls Charitable Trust $10,000
Merivale Community Inc (Multi-year funding 2 years); Operational costs $80,000
Mockingbird Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Mt Maunganui Community Menz Shed Trust; Operational costs $7,500
Muscular Dystrophy Nothern; Fieldworker Service BoP $10,000
NZ Centre for Gifted Education; Subsidies to access MindPlus Rotorua $10,000
Ora Charitable Trust; Women's recuperative retreats $5,000
People First NZ, Nga Tangata Tuatahi; People First Self-advocacy meetings in BoP $7,500
Recreate NZ; Operational costs $20,000
Rotorua Multicultural council; Operational costs $5,000
Rotorua Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group Central Region Inc; Family Violence support $30,000
SociaLink (Umbrella); Breakthrough Forum media campaign $5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul (Thermal Lands); Fullfill Van $5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul (Whakatane conference); Foodbank $5,000
St Chads Communication Centre Trust; Devon St Renovation $200,000
St Chads Communication Centre Trust; Operational costs $22,494
StarJam Charitable Trust; Music performance workshops for youth with disabilities $5,000
SuperGrans WBoP Charitable Trust; SuperGran Services $7,500
Talklink Trust; Operational costs BoP $15,000
Tauranga Women's Collective Inc Soc; Operational costs $35,000
Tauranga Youth Development Team Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Te Aka Toitu; Murupara Connectivity $15,000
Te Puke Community Menz Shed Trust; Community programs $3,000
Te Whare O Manaaki Trust (Multi-year 3 years); Client activity programs $90,000
Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi; Engaging BoP Youth in science & technology $25,000
The Events Network Trust; Waste Not Want Not food rescue $1,342
The Parkinson's NZ Charitable Trust; Community Educator Services $8,000
The Salvation Army - Whakatane Corps; Christmas hampers $3,000
The Spirit of Excellence Education Trust; Raising the standard $10,000
Tuhoe Manawaru Tribal Authority Charitable Co Ltd; Te Tira Ahurea Te Reo Resource project $5,000
Turangi Foodbank; Operational costs $4,000
Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust; Papamoa Family Services $35,000
Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust; The Kauri Centre $25,000
Waiariki Women's Refuge; Operational costs $35,000
Welcome Bay Presbyterian Church; Op Shop containers $7,000
Western BoP Disability Support Trust; Networking & operational costs $10,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust; Replenishing Community Foodbank $2,500
Whakatane Baptist Community Charitable Trust; Jezreel Women's support home $10,900
Whare Ora 111; Operational costs/housing $10,000
Prosperous Communities  
Citizens Advice Bureau Taupo Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Enterprise Angels; Building a social enterprise eco-system $25,000
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs $7,500
Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust (Multi-year funding 3 years); Operational costs $105,000
Katch Katikati Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Kawerau Life Konnect Charitable Trust; Operational costs $20,000
Linton Park Community Trust; Operational costs $25,000
Priority One; He Mauri Ohooho - Strategy Refresh action plan $25,000
Progress Ngongotaha - Kokiri Ngongotaha Inc; Strengthening Community $7,500
Te Puke Baptist Church; CAP Debt Centre budget Management $5,000
The Akina Foundation; Growing Social enterprise capabilities $27,750
Toi EDA; LinkUp EBoP $30,000
Whakatane Citizens Advice Bureau Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Safe Communities  
BoP Neighbourhood Support Soc Inc; Operational costs $2,500
Coastguard Eastern Region Assoc Inc; Region unit support $180,000
Kawerau Neighbourhood Support Inc Soc; Safer, connected communities $5,000
Opotiki Surf Lifesaving Club Inc; Operational costs $5,000
Papamoa Community Surf Rescue Base Trust; Surf Lifesaving club new build $400,000
Rotorua Mountain Bike Club Inc; First Response Unit service $20,000
Safe Surfer; Operational costs $25,000
Surf Life Saving NZ Inc; Beach Education subsidy $6,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Support; Development of a safer community $5,000
Tauranga Community Patrol; Operational costs $3,500
Turangi Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs $5,000
Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support, Operational costs $5,000
Whakatane District Neighbourhood Support Trust; Community response plan $5,000
YSAR Trust; Operational costs $25,000
Strengthened Whanau  
Barnardos NZ; 0800 What's Up Children's helpline $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters; Mentoring program $10,000
Child Matters; Child protection studies programmes $7,500
Families Achieving Balance Charitable Trust; cost effective programs $15,000
Grief Support Services; Operational costs $20,000
Growing through Grief Opotiki; Seasons programmes $5,000
Growing Through Grief Te Puke; Seasons for Growth programs $5,000
Inspiring Stories; Future leaders $15,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre Inc; Mpowa Youth project $20,000
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Inc; Support programs $30,000
Kimiora Community Trust; Operational costs $28,000
Matata Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Parenting for Men Charitable Trust; Operational costs $5,000
Parenting Place Charitable Trust; Parenting programmes $10,000
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupo; Operational costs $12,500
Priority One - WBOP Inc; Instep Programme $35,000
Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust; Youth Hub $29,567
Rotorua Lakes Council; Free Parking Youth Activity programs $20,000
Rotorua Youth Development Trust; Kiwi Can delivery into schools $20,000
Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Education Trust; Youth learning through adventure $10,000
Sport BoP (BBF - Multi-year funding 2 years); Bump Club $50,000
Storytime Foundation; Books for Babies BoP $5,000
Tarawera High School; Sir Edmond Hillary Outdoor pursuits course $5,010
Taupo Pathways for Youth Employment Trust; Pathways to Employment $65,000
Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi Iwi Trust; Operational costs $45,000
The Salvation Army, Tauranga; Whanau Mentoring program $15,000
The Scout Assoc of NZ; Supporting youth development $5,000
Tipu Skills for Life Charitable Trust; Skills for Life expansion $25,000
Turangi Blue Light Ventures (Multi-year funding 3 years); Programs & Operational costs $75,000
Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust; Growing Through Grief Tauranga $10,000
Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust; Merivale Whanau Aroha Centre $15,000
Whakatane Blue Light; Operational costs $25,000
Whakatane District Community Arts Council; Community Annual arts program $12,500
Youth Encounter Ministries Trust; Empowering Youth $30,000
Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust; Helpline servicves for young people $10,000
Strong Community Organisations  
SociaLink; Capability building $90,000
Tangata Whenua Community & Volunteer Sector; Webinars & website $2,500
Volunteer Bay of Plenty; Operational costs $35,000
Vibrant & Fun Communities  
AIMS Games Trust; International sporting championships $10,000
Easterfest (NZ) Trust; Easterfest family fun day $7,500
Greerton Village Community Assoc Inc; Christmas Extravaganza $5,000
Katch Katikati Inc; The Arts Junction $10,000
Life-Link Community Trust; Annual light party $2,200
NZ Garden and Art Festival Trust; Office Admin & Event coordinator $5,000
Rockquest Charitable Trust; Smokefree Rockquest $7,500
Rotorua Bike Festival Charitable Trust; 2018 Rotorua Bike Festival $10,000
Rotorua Lakeside Concert Charitable Trust; Lakeside 2019 concert $10,000
Royal NZ Plunket Trust; Wellchild event 2018 $3,000
Safe Turangi; Turangi Christmas in the park 2018 $10,000
Taki Rua Productions Soc Inc; Schools Tour: Te Kuia Me Te Pungawerewere $7,500
Te Puna Quarry Park Soc Inc; Ampitheatre seating $14,999
The Incubator Creative Hub; Operational costs $32,500
The Mt Maunganui RSA Welfare Trust; Papamoa War Memorial $5,000
The National Woodskills Trust, 2018 National woodskills competition $5,320
The Rotorua Touch Assoc Inc; Maori Touch tournament $5,600
The Tauranga Community Trust; A Night before Christmas event $10,000
Waterwheel Historic Trust; Farming like Grandad $2,500
Western Bay Heritage Trust Board; WW1 Armistice 2018 exhibition $5,000
Whakatane District Council; Local Wild Food Challenge 2019 $7,500
Toolbox funding  
Central Plateau REAP; Strategic planning $6,500
EBoP Economic Development Agency; Professional advice for Te Rau Aroha Trust structure $7,500
Envirohub BoP; Scoping for Regional National park in BoP $9,450
Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Ltd; Research on home ownership $5,000
Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Ltd; Affordable Housing conference $1,500
Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Ltd; Investigate setting up Social Enterprise Building Co $17,500
HALO Whakatane; Strategic planning $3,000
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga; Strategic planning to establish Awhina House $6,090
Lakeswater Quality Soc; Feasibility study for Tipu Wairiki native plant nursery $6,000
Mokoia Community Assoc; Exult workshop $3,800
Safe Turangi; Facilitated strategic plan workshop $7,429
Social Service Providers Aotearoa; Research funding for community & Social services $10,000
SociaLink; Awareness for Maori organisations $2,450
SociaLink; Supporting disability service providers $2,145
Tauranga Community Housing Trust; Affordable Housing conference $1,500
Taupo District Council; Volcanic Forum 2018 $2,558
The Gift Trust; Charities Review Act project $2,500
The Inspiring Communities Trust; Community led development $15,000
The Salvation Army Tauranga; Evaluation on Whanau Mentoring pilot program $9,062
Western Bay of Plenty District Council; Baywide Healthy Homes project $5,000
Scholarships $98,420
Grants Refunded -29018
Grand Total $6,999,661

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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