Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants paid/approved to March 2020

Active Communities  
Bike Taupo Advocacy Group Inc; Kids Bike Taupo $15,000
Omokoroa Sport & Recreation Soc Inc; Sports Pavalion $238,000
Healthy Sustainable Housing  
Baywide Community Law Charitable Trust; Operational costs - housing advocacy $30,000
Sustainable Options; Healthy Homes $450,000
Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust; Housing services $50,000
Improved Natural Environment  
Aongatete Forest Project; Restoration project $25,000
Bay Conservation Inc; Collective conservation $87,500
Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust; Paper4trees $10,000
HALO Whakatane Inc Soc; Predator eradication $120,000
Kai Rotorua Inc Society; Operational costs $10,000
Lakes Water Quality Soc; Caring for our lakes, biosecurity, quality & biodiversity $7,500
Para Kore Marae Inc; Community Education and Outreach $7,500
Project Litefoot Trust; LiteClub - BOP $8,534
Taupo Community Gardens Trust; Learn to grow as a community $5,000
Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust, Operational costs $130,000
Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust, Environmental Sustainable Future $32,800
Te Runanga o Ngai Te Rangi Iwi Trust; Research program $20,000
The Rotary Centennial Trust; Kopurererua Valley Reserve restoration project $10,000
The Soil & Health Assoc of NZ Inc; Soil Carbon intelligence project $10,000
Tongariro Natural History Society; Project Tongariro $450,000
Uretara Estuary Managers Inc; Project Parore $420,000
Inclusive Communities  
Age Concern Rotorua District Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Age Concern Taupo Inc; Operational costs $8,000
Alzheimers Tauranga/BOP; Dementia Navigation service $30,000
Anglican Care Waiapu; Growing Through Grief Tauranga $10,000
Anxiety NZ Trust; 24 hour helpline operational costs $7,500
Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust; Operational costs $7,500
Asthma NZ Inc. Rotorua & Lakes Region; Helping our Tamariki Breathe Easy $10,000
Atua Awhi Community Charitable Trust; Operational costs $25,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; Support for BOP families $17,500
Autism NZ Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Awhi Mai Stroke Trust; Waiariki Maori stroke conference 2019 $3,000
Awhina Soc Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Barnados NZ; 0800 What's Up Children's helpline $10,000
Bay of Plenty Justices of the Peace Assoc; Regional conference $1,000
Bellyful NZ Trust; Operational costs $2,950
Bethlehem Baptist Church; Place of Hope Counselling $10,000
Blind Sport NZ; Operational costs $5,000
Books Before Boxing; 2020 Counterpunch Parkinsons program Rotorua $2,500
BOPDSA Inc NZ & STPDS NZ; Supporting teaching practices $15,000
BOP Therapy Foundation; Operational costs $10,000
Brave Hearts NZ; Operational costs $15,000
Budget Advisory Services Gateway Opotiki; BAS Gateway Opotiki program $12,500
C3 Church Tauranga Trust; Arataki Community Meal $5,200
Central Plateau REAP; Family/Whanau support program $120,000
Children's Autism Foundation; Supporting Vulnerable Families $5,000
Christians Against Poverty NZ; Operational costs $7,500
Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Dress for Success Rotorua Charitable Trust; Operational costs $17,500
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs $35,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Providing low cost funerals $9,640
EmpowermentNZ Charitable Trust; $30,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs $7,500
Garden to Table Trust; BOP Programme coordinator costs $5,000
Gender Dynamix NZ; Supporting Trans people in the BOP $5,000
Get Smart Tauranga Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Good Neighbour; Operational costs $10,000
Grief Support Services Inc; Operational costs $20,000
Growing Through Grief Rotorua; Operational costs $5,000
Growing Through Grief Opotiki; Seasons for Growth programs $7,500
Growing Through Grief Te Puke; Seasons for Growth programs $6,000
H2R Charity Ltd; Leadership Development in Maori Communities $20,000
Halberg Foundation; Operational costs $5,000
Have a Heart Charitable Trust; Operational costs $12,500
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga; Awhina House operational costs $60,000
House of Science Tauranga; Operational costs $30,000
Kawerau & Districts Ageing in Place Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Kawerau Community Menz Shed; Operational costs $4,000
Kimiora Community Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Inc Soc; Fordlands Community Centre $25,000
Live for More Charitable Trust; Live for More $40,000
Macular Degeneration NZ; Vision for 2020 $25,000
Male Support Services Waikato; Operational costs $10,000
Mangakino Family Services Inc; Operational costs $7,500
Mid Island Gymsports; Special Needs/Disability movement classes $1,000
Mockingbird Charitable Trust; Operational costs $35,000
Muscular Dystrophy Northern Inc; Operational costs $10,000
NZ Nutrition Foundation; Just Cook Healthy Ageing $5,000
Opotiki District Council; Te Tahihi o Te Rangi Technology & Research Centre $300,000
Oranga Tinana o Ue Inc Soc; Te Arawa Kaumatua Olympics 2019 $5,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes; Operational costs $5,000
People First NZ, Nga Tangata Tuatahi; Self-advocacy meetings in BOP $7,500
Pregnancy Choice; Operational costs $15,000
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupo Branch; Operational costs $13,000
Puaka Bush School; Puaka Bush school program $10,000
Rainbow Youth Inc; Operational costs $33,000
Recreate NZ; Operational costs $23,800
Rotorua District Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Rotorua Multicultural Council; Networking & Celebrations, migrant settlement program $7,500
Sailability Tauranga Charitable Trust; Operational costs $7,500
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group Central Region; Operational costs $30,000
Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Education Trust; Youth learning through adventure $10,000
6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Assoc Inc; Final 65th reunion for remaining SAS $5,000
Soc of St Vincent de Paul, Thermal Lands; Rotorua Fullfill project $5,000
Soc of St Vincent de Paul, Whakatane Conference; Foodbank expenses $3,000
St Chads Communications Centre; Operational costs $25,000
Street Kai Assoc. Inc; Milo nights $5,000
Talk Link Trust; Support Services BOP $15,000
Tauranga Boys College Pasifika; Pasifika program $7,500
Tauranga District Group Riding for the Disabled; Operational costs $25,000
Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council; Operational costs $15,000
Te Aka Toitu Trust; Connected Kawerau $42,500
Te Koutu E141 Trust; Wharekai Rebuild $125,000
Te Puna Ora O Mataatua Charitable Trust; Kuhu Mai Whakatane community centre $15,000
The Motor Neurone Disease Assoc of NZ Inc; Operational costs $10,000
The Parkinson's NZ Charitable Trust; Community Educator Services BOP $8,000
The Search Party Charitable Trust; Operational costs $40,000
The Spirit of Excellence Education Trust, Raising the Standard 2020 $10,000
The Starjam Charitable Trust; StarJam Tauranga TEP2020 $5,000
The Stroke Foundation of NZ Ltd; Operational costs $25,000
Turangi Mountain Region Trust; Fortnightly free community dinner $3,150
Victim Support NZ Inc; BOP Volunteer programme $15,000
Waiariki Whanau Mentoring Ltd; Communities working on the fringe $10,000
Whakatane Baptist Community Charitable Trust; Jezreel Womens Support Home $11,000
Prosperous Communities  
Citizens Advice Bureau Taupo $10,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Whakatane Inc $10,000
EVolocity Ltd; 2020 EVolocity BOP program $7,500
Katch Katikati; Operational costs $20,000
Welcome Bay Community Centre Inc; Operational costs $90,000
Safe Turangi; Operational costs $12,500
Sustainable Business Network Inc; BOP Sustainable business programme $30,000
Te Whare Hukahuka; Developing long-term capacity & sustainability in Maori communities $67,000
Toi Kai Rawa Trust; Action Plan implementation 2020 $25,000
Young Enterprise Trust; YES Regional Coordinator role $7,500
Safe Communities  
Coastguard Eastern Region Inc; Unit support $180,000
Community Leisure Facilities Charitable Trust; Water safety programme $22,000
Kawerau Neighbourhood Support; Safer Connected Community $10,000
Road Safety  Education Ltd; RYDA program $7,500
St John Te Whanau-A-Apanui area Committee; Ambulance station - Waihau Bay $240,000
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc - Eastern Region; Club & regional operational costs $100,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs $5,000
Tauranga Land Search & Rescue Inc; Redevelopment plan $3,500
Water Safety NZ; BOP drowning prevention programs $70,000
Strengthened Whanau  
Action Education Inc; Creative Kaitaki $2,600
Big Brothers Big Sisters Rotorua: Child Mentoring program $10,000
Blue Light Ventures Inc; Youth Driver Navigation program BOP $100,000
Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $30,000
BOP District Health Board; Toi Ora Whanau Mahi Tahi $75,000
Edgecumbe Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Families Achieving Balance Charitable Trust; Intensive parent support $10,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ; Operational costs $34,000
Homes of Hope Charitable Trust; Operational costs $25,000
Inspiring Stories; Future Leaders $17,500
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust BOP Inc; Operational costs $20,000
Ngamuwahine Outdoor Education Lodge; Land purchase $200,000
NZ Centre for Gifted Education Ltd; Subsidies for MindPlus BOP $10,000
NZ Family and Foster Care Federation Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Parenting Place Charitable Trust; Whanau parenting & skills programs $25,000
Priority One WBOP Inc; Instep Programme $70,000
Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust; YouthHub Rotorua $30,000
Rotorua Youth Development Trust; Kiwican delivery in Rotorua $20,000
Royal NZ Plunket Trust; Family/Whanau Support & Education $15,000
Tarawera High School; Hillary Outdoors programme $2,500
Taupo Bluelight Ventures; Operational costs $120,000
Taupo Pathways for Youth Employment $135,000
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; RpbaPa $25,000
The Salvation Army / Tauranga Corps; Whanau Mentoring program $25,000
Tipu Skills for Life Charitable Trust; Operational costs $25,000
Turangi Rangatahi Hub Charitable Trust; Operational costs $15,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures; Operational costs $30,000
Youth Development Trust WBOP; Dingle Foundation programs, KiwiCan, Stars, Project K $165,000
Youth Encounter Ministries Trust; Operational costs $60,000
Youth Projects Trust; Manaakitanga Rotorua $10,000
Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust; Youthline Helpline services BOP $10,000
YSAR NZ; Youth Search & Rescue Tauranga $25,000
Strong Community Organisations  
Scope Aotearoa Charitable Trust; Scope reviews for youth organisations $10,000
Tangata Whenua Community & Voluntary sector Research centre; webinars & website $2,500
Volunteer WBOP; Operational costs $105,000
Vibrant & Fun Communities  
BOP Film Trust; Seed funding for Waiariki film studios $50,000
CCS Disability Action BOP Inc, International day of persons with disabilities concert  $7,500
Katikati Indian Assoc Inc; Diwali Festival of light $2,000
Katikati Open Air Art; NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival $10,000
Life-link Community Trust; Greerton Light Party $2,250
Nukuhau Marae/Taupo District Council; 2020 Waitangi Taupo Moana Festival $5,000
NZ China Friendship Soc Tauranga Branch; Chinese New Year multicultrual celebration $5,000
One Love, Diwali $1,700
One Taupo Trust; Taupo Winter festival $10,000
Opotiki District Council; Summer Festival $7,500
Pasifika in the Bay Trust; 2019 Pasifika Festival in the Bay $5,000
Pushing Arts in NZ Trust; Tauranga Street Art Festival $5,000
Rotorua Arts Village; Operational costs $20,000
Rotorua Bike Festival Charitable Trust; 2019 Rotorua Bike festival $10,000
Runanga Ngaitamawhariua Inc; Whanau fund day out $3,000
Safe Turangi; Christmas in the Park 2019 $10,000
STEM Wana Trust; STEM Champions & Challenge Day $5,000
Taki Rua Productions Soc Inc; Schools Tour: Nga Manu Roreka $7,500
Taupo Community Reo Group Inc; Growing Maori Language programme $5,000
Taupo Elim Community Church; Christmas in the Park Taupo $5,000
Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council; New to Bay Expo 2019 $4,000
Te Arawa Kapa Charitable Trust; Te Arawa Kapahaka Regional festival $7,500
Te Manatu Ahurea o Tuhoe Trust; Te Hui Ahurei a Tuhoe Ahurei 2020 $10,000
Te Parahia Trust; Christmas in the Park Whakatane $5,000
Te Rereatukahia Marae Inc; Ablution Block upgrade $10,000
Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust; Nga Uri o Muturangi: Wananga Indigenous $5,000
The Incubator; Operational Costs $35,000
The National Woodskills Trust; National Woodskills event $7,500
The Tauranga Community Trust; A Night before Christmas event $10,000
Waterwheel Historic Trust; Farming like Grandad $2,500
Whakatohea Maori Trust Board; Mataatua Kapa Haka Regionals 2020 $7,500
Toolbox funding  
Anamata; Leadership program $2,500
BOP Film; Preparation of investment case $15,000
Enterprise Great Lake; Housing Assessment $10,000
HALO; Coaching & facilitation $1,500
Impact Hub Waikato Ltd; BOP Marketing Campaign $42,500
Inspiring Communities; Capacity Building $13,000
Philanthropy NZ; Research & Policy $5,640
Rotorua Chamber; environmental project $5,000
Socialink; Breakthrough forum $3,450
Socialink; Homelessness in WBOP $10,000
Te Puna Ora O Mataatua Charitable Trust; Mataatua focused wellbeing indicators $20,000
The Search Party Charitable Trust; Strategic Planning facilitator $2,341
Uretara Estuary Managers Inc; Project Parore $15,000
Scholarships $87,556
Grand Total $6,988,111



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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