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
  $253,000
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
  $530,000
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
  $1,353,834
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
  $1,870,740
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
  $279,500
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
  $638,000
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
  $1,431,600
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
  $117,500
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
  $280,450
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
  $145,931
Scholarships $87,556
Grand Total $6,988,111