Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants Paid/Approved to March 2021

Healthy Housing  
SociaLink Tauranga Moana (for COLAB Te Puke); Creating a connected, thriving community $35,000
Improved Natural Environment  
Connected Media Trust; Someday workshops/screenings $5,000
EERST; Paper4Trees $10,000
Manawahe Eco Trust; Operational costs $60,000
PiPs, people, plants, schools: Impricing futures through nature $7,500
Rotorua Sustainable Charter; Sustainability support program $10,000
Whakatane Kiwi Trust; Kiwi project $25,000
Improving Youth outcomes  
Digital Natives Academy CT; Haututu Labratories (Tutu Labs) $15,000
House of Science NZ; Operational costs $20,000
House of Science Tauranga CT; Resource kits & programs $30,000
Te Runanga o Ngati Manawa; Haututu Laboratories (Tutu Labs) $24,010
Inclusive Communities  
Age Concern Taupo Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Age Concern (Tga) Inc; Support Services $15,000
Alzheimers Society Taupo Inc; Operational costs $14,680
Arthritis NZ; Changing the impact of Gout arthritis $20,000
Barnados NZ; 0800 What's Up children's helpline $12,500
Bellyful NZ Trust; Operational costs Tauranga & Taupo $7,500
BOP Multiple Sclerosis Soc Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Brave Hearts NZ; Operational costs $15,000
Dementia Lakes Rotorua; Operational costs $10,000
EBOP Riding for the Disabled; Operational costs $10,000
Halberg Foundation; Operational costs $10,000
Kawerau Community Menz Shed; Operational costs $8,000
Mt Maunganui Community Menz Shed; Operational costs $10,000
NZ Council of Victim support groups Inc; Volunteer support worker program $15,000
Older Persons Community Centre Trust; Operational costs $10,000
Pregnancy Choice; Operational costs $15,000
Stem Wana Trust; Stemfest Festival $7,500
Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled Assoc; Operational costs $25,000
Tauranga Sunrise Trust; He waka eke noa - This is us $5,000
Tauranga Youth Development Team Inc; Operational costs $75,000
The Clothing Project: Caring, connected communities $5,000
Tikanga Aroro Charitable Trust; Puwhakamua $25,000
Turangi Mountain Region Trust; Free Community dinners $3,150
WBOP Disability Support Trust; Operational costs for networking $10,000
Whakaatu whanaunga Trust; Community Foodbank $5,000
Prosperous Communities  
Citizens Advice Bureau Taupo; Operational costs $15,000
Katch Katikati; Operational costs $60,000
Linton Park Community Centre; Operational costs $25,000
Rotorua Budget Advisory Service Inc $25,000
The Taupo Budget Advisory Service Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Safe & Active Communities  
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc - Eastern Region; Club & Regional operational costs $100,000
Waiariki Womens Refuge Inc; Operational costs $35,000
Water Safety NZ Inc; Drowning prevention initiatives $70,000
Whakatane District neighbourhood support; Operational costs $5,000
Strengthened Whanau  
Anglican Diocese of Waiapu (Growing through Grief Taupo); Seasons programs $7,500
Awhina Activity Centure; Mana Wahine & Mana Tane programmes $10,000
BOP Youth Development Trust; Youth development programs $20,000
Community Leisure Facilities Charitable Trust; Making the Difference Water Safety $22,000
Kidz Need Dadz; Operational costs $25,000
The Boy's Brigade in NZ Inc; ICONZ Edge school program $10,000
Waiariki Whanau Mentoring Ltd; Unite communities to save whanau $20,000
Strong Communities  
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; BOP Operational costs $20,000
Awhina Society Inc; Foodbank oeprational costs $15,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters EBOP; Community & school based mentoring program $10,000
BOP Therapy Foundation: Operational costs $15,000
Camp Unity; A place to me, a place to be free $2,500
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs $15,000
Get Smart Tauranga; Operational costs $90,000
Growing Through Grief Te Puke; Seasons for Growth programs $6,000
Have a Heart Charitable Trust; Operational costs $15,000
Merivale Community Inc; Operational costs $80,000
Mokoia Community Assoc Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes; Operational costs $7,000
People First; Self-advocacy meetings & leadership $7,500
Rotorua District Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Social Link; Capacity Building $23,209
Tauranga City Council; Welcoming Communities programs $15,900
The Search Party Charitable Trust; For provision of response initiatives $100,000
WBOP Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs $7,500
Vibrant & Fun Communities  
Katikati Open-Air Art; Operational costs $10,000
One Love; Tauranga Diwali festival $3,000
One Taupo Trust; Taupo Winter festival $10,000
Opotiki Agricultrual & Pastoral Assoc; Eastern Bay Agfest 2020 $3,000
Te Kura o Te Moutere o Matakana; Kapahaka costs $5,000
Covid Rapid response Fund $220,302
Covid Recovery Fund $102,988
Toolbox funding $7,451
Grand Total $1,900,690

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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