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

Health & Disability  
Macular Degeneration NZ; Operational costs $28,300
The Stroke Foundation of NZ Ltd; Operational costs BOP $30,000
Healthy Housing  
SociaLink Tauranga Moana (for COLAB Te Puke); Creating a connected, thriving community $35,000
Improved Natural Environment  
Bay Conservation Alliance; Collective conservation $124,886
Connected Media Trust; Someday workshops/screenings $5,000
EERST; Paper4Trees $10,000
Envirohub BOP; Waiariki Park Region $130,000
Garden to Table Trust; Operational costs $10,000
HALO Whakatane Ltd, Building a HALO $570,000
Linkt Community Trust; ReMaker Space $10,000
Manawahe Eco Trust; Operational costs $60,000
PiPs, people, plants, schools: Improving futures through nature $7,500
Rotorua Sustainable Charter; Sustainability support program $10,000
Sustainable Bay of Plenty Trust; Operational costs $50,000
Wai Kokopu; Catchment restoration $125,000
Whakatane Kiwi Trust; Kiwi project $25,000
Improving Youth outcomes  
Digital Natives Academy CT; Haututu Laboratories (Tutu Labs) $15,000
Edgecumbe Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $15,000
EnviroKatikati Charitable Trust; CLD Positive Pathways for Rangatahi $30,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua; Kiwi Can delivery $75,000
House of Science NZ; Operational costs $20,000
House of Science Tauranga CT; Resource kits & programs $30,000
Inspiring Stories, Future Leaders $20,000
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Live For More Charitable Trust; Operational costs $135,000
Matata Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Mockingbird Charitable Trust; Operational costs $120,000
Parenting Place CT; Attitude presentations $15,000
NZ Centre for Gifted Education Ltd; Supporting talented learners $10,000
Recreate NZ; Operational costs $25,511
Taupo Pathways; Youth Development $513,450
Te Aka Toitu; Connected EBOP $45,000
Te Runanga o Ngati Manawa; Haututu Laboratories (Tutu Labs) $24,010
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; RoboPa $25,000
Tipu Sills for Life Charitable Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Turangi Rangatahi Hub CT; Operational costs $15,000
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Inclusive Communities  
Age Concern Taupo Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Age Concern (Tga) Inc; Support Services $15,000
Alzheimer's 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
Enterprise Great Lake Taupo Trust; Taupo Workforce Support Network $35,000
Envirostrat Ltd; GreenWave $75,000
Film Bay of Plenty Trust; Operational costs $40,000
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
Venture Centre NZ; Advancing Social Entrepreneurship $30,000
Safe & Active Communities  
Neighbourhood Support Rotorua; Operational costs $7,500
Papamoa Community Surf Rescue Base Trust; Building completion $50,000
Royal NZ Coastguard; Regional unit support $390,000
Safe Surfer; Safer Internet $15,000
Sailability Rotorua; Sustainable operational growth plan $5,000
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group; Operational costs $30,000
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc - Eastern Region; Club & Regional operational costs $100,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs $7,500
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
YSAR NZ; Operational costs $25,000
Strengthened Whanau  
Anglican Diocese of Waiapu (Growing through Grief Taupo); Seasons programs $7,500
Awhina Activity Centre; 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
Tangata Whenua Community & Volunteer Sector Research Centre; Research webinars $3,000
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  
Age Concern Rotorua District; Operational costs $27,000
Alzheimer's Soc Tauranga/WBOP; Dementia Navigation Service $30,000
Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust, Connection & Reconnection $7,500
Atua Awhi Community CT; Operational costs $25,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; BOP Operational costs $20,000
Autism NZ Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Awhina Society Inc; Foodbank operational costs $15,000
Bethlehem Baptist Church; Expansion of Counselling Service $10,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters EBOP; Community & school based mentoring program $10,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rotorua; Operational costs $10,000
Big Buddy Mentoring Trust; Operational costs $7,500
BOP Therapy Foundation: Operational costs $15,000
Camp Unity; A place to me, a place to be free $2,500
Christians Against Poverty NZ; Operational costs $10,000
Chronic Complex Illness Support Inc; CCI Support operations $10,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs $40,000
EmpowermentNZ CT; Te Puke Hub Operational costs $30,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc; Field Support Service $10,000
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs $15,000
Gender Dynamix NZ; Support groups $5,000
Get Smart Tauranga; Operational costs $90,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ; Operational costs $35,000
Grief Support Services Inc; Grief & Loss Counselling Sessions $20,000
Growing Through Grief Te Puke; Seasons for Growth programs $6,000
Have a Heart Charitable Trust; Operational costs $15,000
Homes of Hope Charitable Trust; Operational costs $30,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre Inc; Operational costs $105,000
Kawerau & Districts Ageing in Place Inc; Supporting independent living $15,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Inc Soc; Programs & Services $35,000
Literacy Rotorua Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Male Support Services BOP; Operational costs $10,000
Mangakino Family Services Inc; Operational costs $10,000
Merivale Community Inc; Operational costs $80,000
Mokoia Community Assoc Inc; Operational costs $30,000
Muscular Dystrophy Northern; Operational costs $10,000
Nga Pepetuna Trust; Restoring Connections $7,500
NZ Family & Foster Care Federation Inc; Operational costs $15,000
Pacific Island Community (Tauranga) Trust; Operational costs $20,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes; Operational costs $7,000
People First; Self-advocacy meetings & leadership $7,500
Roots of Empathy NZ; Roots of Empathy programs $10,000
Rotorua District Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc; Operational costs $25,000
Rotorua Multicultural Council; Networking & Celebrations $10,000
Royal NZ Plunket Trust; Operational costs $20,000
Safe Turangi; Operational costs $15,000
Sailability Tauranga Charitable Trust; Operational costs $10,000
Social Link; Capacity Building $23,209
Social Link; Operational costs $345,000
St Peters Care & Counselling CT; Operational costs $40,000
St Vincent de Paul - Thermal Lands area; Rotorua Fullfill project $5,000
Talk Link Trust; Essential support services $15,000
Taupo Community Gardens Trust; Growing Taupo Community Gardens $5,000
Tauranga Boys College; Tauranga Boys College Pasifika $7,500
Tauranga City Council; Welcoming Communities programs $15,900
Te Aratu Trust; Driving programs for people with disabilities $5,000
Te Tuinga whanau; The Puku Patch vegetable garden $10,000
The Bright Vision CT; Hapai Whanau $10,000
The Parkinson's NZ CT; BOP Operational costs $15,000
The Search Party Charitable Trust; For provision of response initiatives $100,000
Turangi Foodbank Inc; Operational costs $5,000
WBOP Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs $7,500
Tu Maori Mai  
He Iwi Kotahi Tauranga Moana CT; Waitangi Day 2021 $7,500
Toi Kai Rawa Trust; Implementation Plan 2021 $45,000
Tuhourangi Marae; Taonga Restoration project $10,000
Wellington Community Trust; Te Kai a te Rangatira initiative $9,400
Vibrant & Fun Communities  
Aotearoa Quilters National Assoc of NZ; Great NZ Quilt show $2,500
Journey Restorative Trust, Community Christmas dinner 2020 $2,500
Katikati Community Resource Centre; Katikati Festival of Cultures 2021 $4,000
Katikati Open-Air Art; Operational costs $10,000
Multicultural Tauranga; Multicultural festival 2021 $7,783
NZ Garden & Art Trust; 2020 BOP Garden & Art Festival $5,000
One Love: Tauranga Diwali festival $3,000
One Taupo Trust; Taupo Winter festival 2020 $10,000
One Taupo Trust; Taupo Winter festival 2021 $10,000
Opotiki Agricultural & Pastoral Assoc; Eastern Bay Agfest 2020 $3,000
Rock Quest Charitable Trust; Tangata Beats $7,500
Safe Turangi; Turangi Christmas in the Par 2020 $7,500
Taupo Elim Community Church; Christmas in the Park 2020 $7,500
Te Kura o Te Moutere o Matakana; Kapahaka costs $5,000
The Incubator Creative Hub; Operational costs $35,000
The National Woodskills Trust; Annual National Woodskills event $5,000
Urban Dance Youth Trust; Project Youth Hip Hop $7,500
Covid Rapid response Fund $220,302
Covid Recovery Fund $204,044
Dillon Scholarships $80,656
Toolbox funding $70,106
Less returned grants 6710 -$73,500
Total $6,287,387

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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