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 Rotorua; Operational costs           27,000
Age Concern Taupo Inc; Operational costs           10,000
Age Concern Tauranga Inc; Support Services           15,000
Anxiety NZ Trust; Operational costs             8,500
Aratika Cancer Trust; Wellbeing retreats             7,500
Aronui Arts Festival Charitable Trust; Indigenous arts festival           15,000
Awhi Mai Stroke Trust; Maori Stroke Conference - Te Hononga             5,000
Bandquest Charitable Trust; Bandquest 2021             3,290
Barnados NZ; 0800 Whats up free phone           15,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Taupo Inc; Operational costs           15,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Whakatane; Operational costs           12,500
Detour Theatre Trust; Community & educational theatre           10,000
DIY Shed Aotearoa; Operational costs             5,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs           40,000
Evolocity Ltd; BOP Regional program             7,500
Graeme Dingle Foundation; KiwiCan delivery Rotorua           25,000
Inspiring Stories; Future Leaders           20,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre; Operational costs           35,000
Katikati Open Air Art; Operational & fesitval costs           12,500
Kawerau District Council; Christmas in the park 2021           10,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Inc Soc; Fordlands Operational costs           35,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Inc Soc; Feasibility study           40,800
Live for More; Operational costs           45,000
Mockingbird CT; Operational costs           40,000
NZ Nutrition Foundation; Cooking & Nutrition programmes             7,500
One Love Charity; Diwali & Holi colour splash festivals             7,000
Papamoa Surf Base; Complete building fitout           50,000
Parent to Parent Coastal BOP; Outreach program             7,500
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupo Branch Operational costs           15,000
Priority One; Instep Program           35,000
Rotorua Arts Village Trust; Operational costs           25,000
Rotorua Bike Festival Charitable Trust; 2021 Rotorua Bike Festival           14,000
Royal NZ Coastguard; Eastern region unit support         130,000
Sam's Skate School; Operational costs             7,500
Social Sector Innovation Trust; Operational costs         115,000
Spirit of Adventure Trust; Scholarship program for Rangatahi in BOP           10,000
Sport BoP; Coachforce program         193,125
St Chads Communication centre; Operational costs           29,170
St John Te Whanau-A-Apanui Area Committee, New Ambulance station         240,000
St Peters Anglican Church Katikati; Seasons for Growth programs             7,000
Taki Rua Productions Soc; Te Reo 2021 children's theatre tour           10,000
Taupo BlueLight Ventures; Operational costs           40,000
Tauranga District Group RDA; Operational costs           30,000
Tauranga Parents Centre Inc; Operational costs             5,000
Tauranga Youth Development Tam (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 StarJam Charitable Trust; StarJam 2021             6,500
The Tauranga Art Gallery Trust; In the Wake - Rena 10- years on             5,000
The Tauranga Community Trust; A night before Christmas           10,000
The Wish for Fish CT; Making adventures accessible           10,000
Tikanga Aroro CT; Puwhakamua           18,750
Turangi Mountain Region Trust; Community dinners             3,150
Turangi Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs             5,000
Turangi Nightowl Group; New community patrol vehicle           15,000
Volunteer WBOP; Operational costs           35,000
Whakatane District Community Arts Council; Art Award Coordinator           10,489
Young Enterprise Trust; YES operational costs             7,500
Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust; Operational costs           12,500
YMAM Ships Aotearoa; Koha dental program           15,000
Tu Maori Mai  
BOPDHB; Toi Ora Whanau Mahi Tahi           25,000
Toi Kai Rawa Trust; Implementation Plan 2021           45,000
Para Kore Marae Inc; Wananga Ikura             7,500
Tipu Waiariki Charitable Trust; Native tree planting           30,000
Tuwharetoa Ltd; Advice & advocacy         170,000
Waiariki Whanau Mentoring Ltd; Operational costs           25,000
HALO Whakatane; Pest eradication          190,000
Kai Rotorua; Sustainable local food system           10,000
PiPs Inc; In-school garden program           10,000
Sustainability Options; 20 Degrees energy wellbeing collaboration           50,000
Wai Kokopu Inc; Catchment restoration         125,000
Wai Kokopu Inc; Catchment restoration         350,000
Zero Waste Network; Training             1,918
Covid Recovery Fund           69,923
Toolbox funding  
Get Smart Tauranga; Real Team Strength Coaching             1,325
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga; Strategic planning & Management training             6,000
SociaLink; Child poverty action group             1,405
TCC - Kainga Tupu taskforce; Growing Homes strategy           20,000
Tipu Skills for Life; Real Team Strength Coaching             1,325
TNC; NZ Blue carbon resilience credits           14,000
Welcome Bay Community Centre; Strategic planning & management             7,475
Total     2,812,145
Less returned grants  -        30,508

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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