Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants Paid to March 2022


Community Wellbeing  
Age Concern RTO Inc; Operational costs           57,000
Age Concern TPO Inc; Operational costs           10,000
Age Concern TGA Inc; Support Services           15,000
Alzheimers Soc TPO Inc; Operational costs           15,000
Alzheimers Soc WBOP Inc; Navigation services           35,000
Anxiety NZ Trust; Operational costs             8,500
Aphasia NZ CT; Operational costs           15,000
Aratika Cancer Trust; Wellbeing retreats             7,500
Aronui Arts Festival CT; Indigenous arts festival           15,000
Atua Awhi CCT; Operational costs           35,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; Operational costs           20,000
Autism NZ Inc; Operational costs           10,000
Awhi Mai Stroke Trust; Māori Stroke Conference              5,000
Bandquest Charitable Trust; Bandquest 2021             3,290
Barnardos NZ; 0800 What's up free phone           15,000
Bethlehem Baptist Church; Counselling services           15,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters EBOP; Mentoring program           15,000
Big Buddy Mentoring; Operational costs           10,000
Bike Whakatane Trust; Operations & projects             5,000
Blue Light Ventures Inc; Hooks for change           50,000
BOP District Health Board; Toi ora whānau mahi tahi           25,000
BOP Film Trust; Growing screen media           50,000
BOP MS; Operational costs           25,000
BOP Youth Development Trust; Operational costs           30,000
BOPDSA Inc NZ & STPDS NZ; Operational costs           25,000
Brave Hearts NZ; Operational costs           20,000
Christians Against Povery NZ; BOP operational costs           10,000
Citizens Advice Bureau TPO Inc; Operational costs           15,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Whakatane; Operational costs           12,500
Combined EBOP Blue Lights; Operational costs         150,000
Community Leisure Facilities CT; Water safety program           25,000
Complex Chronic Illness Support; Operational costs           10,000
Detour Theatre Trust; Community & educational theatre           10,000
DIY Shed Aotearoa; Operational costs             5,000
Eastern BOP Riding for the Disabled; Operational costs           15,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs           40,000
EmpowermentNZ; The Hub Te Puke operations           40,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc; Field support services           10,000
EVolocity Ltd; BOP Regional program           15,000
Families Achieving Balance CT; Operational costs           15,000
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs           20,000
Fulfilled NZ Inc; Operational costs             7,500
Gender Dynamix NZ; Operational costs             5,000
Get Smart Tauranga; Operational costs           30,000
Good Neighbour; Operational costs           80,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation; KiwiCan delivery Rotorua           25,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation WBOP; Navigator program           20,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation WBOP; Youth programs           55,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NZ; Operational costs           40,000
Grief Support Services Inc; Grief & loss counselling sessions           30,000
Halberg Foundation; Junior disability sport advisory           10,000
Have a Heart CT; Operational costs           20,000
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga; Awhina House            60,000
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ; Operational costs             7,500
House of Science NZ; Operational costs           30,000
House of Science Tauranga CT; STEAM education           35,000
Inspiring Stories Trust; Future leaders           42,000
Journey Restorative Trust; Community Christmas dinner             3,000
Katch Katikati; Operational costs           20,000
Katch Katikati; Waitekohekohe recreational reserve           15,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre; Operational costs           35,000
Katikati Open Air Art; Operational & festival costs           12,500
Kawerau & Districts Ageing In Place Inc; Operational costs           20,000
Kawerau District Council; Christmas in the park 2021           10,000
Kawerau Putauākī School; Whānau engagement           60,000
Kidz Need Dadz CT BOP Inc; Operational costs           25,000
Kimiora CT; Program costs           35,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Soc; Operational costs           80,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Soc; Feasibility study           40,800
Linkt CT; Remaker - A sustainability hub           12,500
Literacy Aotearoa Waiariki; Literacy cluster 4           30,000
Live for More CT; Operational costs           45,000
Male Support Services; Operational costs           15,000
Mangakino Family Services Inc; Operational costs           15,000
Menzshed Omokoroa Inc; Startup costs           10,000
Mockingbird CT; Operational costs           40,000
Mokoia Community Assoc Inc; Operational costs           35,000
Mt Maunganui Community Menz Shed; Operational costs           10,000
Multicultural Tauranga; Multicultural festival 2022             5,000
Neighbours Day Aotearoa CT; Operational costs             7,500
NZ Council of Victim Support Inc; Operational costs           15,000
NZ Family & Foster Care Fed Inc; Operational costs           20,000
NZ Nutrition Foundation; Cooking & nutrition programs             7,500
One Chance CT; Operational costs           25,000
One Love Charity; Diwali & Holi colour splash festivals             7,000
Pāpāmoa Surf Base; Complete building fitout           50,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes; Operational costs             7,500
Parent to Parent Coastal BOP; Outreach program             7,500
People First NZ; Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi, Operational costs             7,500
Perinatal Mental Health NZ; Free registrations             5,000
Pregnancy Choice; Support services           12,500
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupō branch; Operational costs           15,000
Priority One; Instep Program           80,000
Rainbow Youth Inc; Operational costs           35,000
Recreate NZ; Operational costs           25,000
Road Safety Education Ltd; Education for young drivers             5,000
Rotorua Arts Village Trust; Operational costs           25,000
Rotorua Bike Festival CT; 2021 Rotorua bike festival           14,000
Rotorua Chamber of Commerce; Pathways to employment           37,500
Rotorua Lakes Council; Museum exhibition redevelopment         150,000
Rotorua Multicultural Council; Networking & celebrations           15,000
Rotorua RDA; Operational costs           30,000
Royal NZ Coastguard; Eastern region unit support         130,000
Royal NZ Plunket Trust; Operational costs           22,000
Safe Tūrangi; Operational costs           20,000
Sam's Skate School; Operational costs             7,500
Sewing for Success; Operational costs             2,500
Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Education; Scholarships           10,000
SMC Events; Mt festival of multisport             7,500
Social Sector Innovation Trust; Operational costs         115,000
Soc of St Vincent de Paul NZ, Thermal lands; Fullfill projects             5,000
Spirit of Adventure Trust; Scholarship program            10,000
Sport BoP; Coachforce program         784,487
St Chads Communication centre; Operational costs           29,170
St John Te Whānau-ā-Apanui Area Ctte; Ambulance station         240,000
St Peters Care & Counselling; Operational costs           50,000
St Peters Anglican Church Katikati; Seasons programs             7,000
STEM Wana Trust; Operational costs           10,000
Storytime Foundation Trust; First 1,000 days BOP           25,000
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc; Eastern region unit costs         120,000
Taki Rua Productions Soc Inc; Te Reo 2021 theatre tour           10,000
Talklink Trust; Essential support services           20,000
Taupō BlueLight Ventures; Operational costs           40,000
Taupō Council of Social Services; Stronger community orgs           30,000
Taupō Pathways for Youth Employment; Operational Costs         171,150
Taupō Riding for the Disabled; Building maintenance             3,289
Tauranga District Group RDA; Operational costs           30,000
Tauranga Parents Centre Inc; Operational costs             5,000
Tauranga Youth Development (TYDT) Inc; Operational costs           25,000
Te Amorangi Trust Museum Inc; Operational costs             5,000
Te Parahia Trust; Whakatane Christmas in the park 2021           10,000
The Boys' Brigade in NZ Inc; ICONZ Edge workshop programs           15,000
The Clothing Project; Operational costs             5,000
The Incubator Growing Art & Culture CT; Operational costs           40,000
The Parkinson's NZ CT; Operational & support costs           15,000
The Salvation Army Tauranga Corps; Whānau support services           35,000
The Search Party CT; Provision of responsive initiatives           50,000
The StarJam CT; StarJam 2021             6,500
The Tauranga Art Gallery Trust; In the Wake: Rena 10 years on             5,000
The Tauranga CT; A night before Christmas           10,000
The Wish for Fish CT; Making adventures accessible           10,000
Tikanga Aroro CT; Pūwhakamua           18,750
Tipu Skills For Life CT; Operational costs           30,000
Toi EDA; Digital access EBOP         100,000
Tūrangi Foodbank Inc; Operational costs             7,500
Tūrangi Mountain Region Trust; Community dinners             3,150
Tūrangi Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs             5,000
Tūrangi Nightowl Group; New community patrol vehicle           15,000
U3A Beachside BOP; Setup costs             7,500
Volunteer WBOP; Operational costs           35,000
Water Safety NZ; Drowning prevention initiatives           75,000
WBOP Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs             7,500
Welcome Bay CC Inc; Operational costs           30,000
Whakatāne District Community Arts Council; Coordinator           10,489
Whakatāne District Council; Wild food challenge & festival           10,000
Whakatāne Kiwi Trust; Kiwi project           25,000
Wiggle Enterprises; The West end Wiggle 2022           10,000
Young Enterprise Trust; YES operational costs             7,500
Youth Encounter Ministries; Youth leadership           45,000
Youthline Auckland CT; Operational costs           12,500
YMAM Ships Aotearoa; Koha dental program           40,000
YSAR Trust; Operational costs           27,500
Healthy Homes  
Accessible Properties; Tenant firewood pilot program           30,000
Sustainability Options; Energy wellbeing collaboration           50,000
Sustainability Options; Healthy Homes         150,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust; Kāinga Awhina            50,000
Bay Conservation Alliance; Collective conservation         157,046
Envirohub BOP; Hybrid vehicle           20,000
Envirohub BOP; Operational costs         165,000
EnviroKatikati CT Taiao; Katikati Taiao           10,000
Environmental Education Trust; Paper4trees             7,000
HALO Whakatāne; Pest eradication          190,000
Kai Rotorua; Sustainable local food system           10,000
Lakes Water Quality Soc/Te Kāhui kounga wai; Symposium            10,000
Manawahe Eco Trust; Operational costs           20,000
Ōhiwa Headland Sanctuary Trust; Possum eradication           13,500
Para Kore Marae Inc; Wananga Ikura             7,500
PiPs Inc; In-school garden program           10,000
Priority One; Environmental sustainability program           30,000
Rotorua Sustainable Charter; Sustainability support           10,000
Sustainable BOP CT; Sustainability programs           50,000
Te Mauri o Okere Awa CT; Okere Awa restoration           10,000
Tongariro Natural History; Operational costs         164,000
Tongariro Natural Trout Centre Inc; Education program           30,000
Uretara Estuary Managers Inc; Project Parore         140,000
Wai Kōkopu; Catchment restoration         125,000
Wai Kōkopu; Carbon farming & restoration         350,000
Western Bay Heritage Trust; Environmental program             7,500
Zero Waste Network; Training             1,918
Tū Māori Mai  
Aotearoa Impact Ecosystem Trust; Governing impact investing           10,000
Awhina Activity Centre; Mana wahine & Mana tāne programs           20,000
BOPDHB; Toi Ora whānau mahi tahi           25,000
Digital Natives Academy CT; Haututu Labratories (Tutu Labs)           25,000
He Iwi Kotahi Tauranga Moana CT; Waitangi festival 2022           10,000
Otumoetai Intermediate School; Te ao Māori local curriculum           75,000
tauākī Te Tu CT; Healing, education & support             7,500
Te Aka Toitū; Connected EBOP           50,000
Te Ika Whenua Hauora Inc Soc; Te Ara tika           30,000
Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea; Build youth, build Ōpōtiki           50,000
Te Rereatukahia Marae Tribal Committee; Climate framework           13,000
Te Tomika Trust; Te Waka waiora           17,500
Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust; Ngā uri o muturangi: Ta atea Aotearoa             7,500
Tipu Waiariki Charitable Trust; Native tree planting           30,000
Toi Kai Rawa Trust; Implementation plan            45,000
Tūwharetoa Ltd; Advice & advocacy         170,000
Tūwharetoa FM CT; Media training program for rangatahi           20,000
Waiariki Whanau Mentoring Ltd; Operational costs           25,000
Covid Recovery Fund         180,268
Toolbox funding  
Central North Island Kindergarten; Mātauranga ake             7,500
Get Smart Tauranga; Team strength coaching             1,325
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga; Strategic planning & training             6,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Soc; Housing feasibility study           21,500
Ngā Pepetuna Trust; Restoring connections workshops             7,500
REKA Trust; Kura pilot to teach the teachers           10,000
SociaLink; Child poverty action group             1,405
Tarakin Global Ltd; Stakeholder analysis re passenger trains           14,775
TCC; Kāinga Tupu Taskforce; Growing homes strategy           20,000
The Mana Enhancing STOP CT; Te Ao Māori healing           10,000
Tipu Skills for Life CT; Team strength coaching             1,325
Tisane Ltd; The sleak project           17,000
TNC NZ Trust; NZ Blue carbon resilience credits           14,000
Venture Centre NZ; Residential cooperative ownership           30,000
Waiariki Film Studios Management; Indigenous film making              6,900
Welcome Bay CC Inc; Health & safety           13,223
Scholarships           92,906
Total     8,166,166
Less returned grants  -        68,186

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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