Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

Grants Paid to March 2023



Community Wellbeing  
Age Concern Rotorua District Inc; Operational costs                 30,000
Age Concern Taupō Inc, Operational costs                 12,000
Alzheimers Soc Taupō Inc; Operational costs                 15,000
Alzheimers Soc Tga WBOP; Dementia Navigation Services                 35,000
Anxiety NZ Trust; 24/7 National helpline                 10,000
Aphasia NZ CT; Professional support services                 16,500
Atua Awhi Community Trust; Operational costs                 35,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc; Operational costs                 20,000
Awhina Activity Centre; Mana Tane & Mana Wahine                 25,000
BabyStart CT; Boxes for BOP babies                   5,000
Banquest CT; Banquest 2022 BOP                   4,050
Barnardos NZ Inc; 0800 What's up free phone                 15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Rotorua; Operational costs                 11,500
Big Buddy Mentoring Trust; Operational costs                 10,000
BOP Film Trust; Growing screen media                 30,000
BOP Multiple Sclerosis Soc Inc; Operational costs                 25,000
BOP Therapy Foundation; Operational costs                 20,000
BOPDSA Inc NZ & STPDS NZ; Operational costs                 25,000
Brave Hearts NZ; Operational costs                 20,000
Business Spread; Operational costs                 15,000
Central Plateau REAP; Operational costs                 40,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Taupō Inc; Operational costs                 15,000
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga Inc; Moving base operations                   7,500
Citizens Advice Bureau Whakatāne Inc; Operational costs                 15,000
Chrome Collective CT; Integrating people with disabilities                 10,000
Combined Eastern BOP Blue Lights; Operational costs              150,000
Community Leisure CT; Water safety programme                 12,100
Complex Chronic Illness Support Inc; Operational costs                 10,000
DIY Shed Aotearoa CT; Operational costs                 15,000
Eastbay REAP; Wellbeing project                 30,000
Eastern Bay Accessible Transport; Waka Eastern Bay                 20,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Funeral guides collective                 10,000
Eastern Bay Villages; Operational costs                 45,000
EmpowermentNZ; The Hub Te Puke operations                 40,000
Epilepsy Assoc of NZ Inc; Field service support                   5,000
Escape Adventurous Journeys CT; Operational costs                   5,000
EmpowermentNZ CT; Free public advocacy service                 10,000
EnviroKatikati CT; Developing sustainble communities                 35,000
Families Achieving Balalnce CT; Operational costs                 15,000
Family & Financial Solutions Trust; Operational costs                 22,000
Flavours of Plenty Festival, festival                 10,000
Gender Dynamix NZ; Operational costs                   5,000
Get Smart Tauranga; Operational costs                 30,000
Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust; Operational costs                 90,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua; Kiwi Can                 25,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato; Kiwi Can Taupō                 15,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation WBOP; Kiwi Can, Stars, Project K                 80,000
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust; Operational costs                 40,000
Grief Support Services Inc; Grief & Loss counselling sessions                 30,000
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ; Operational costs                   7,500
Heart Kids NZ Inc; Operational costs                   5,000
Homes of Hope CT; Operational costs                 30,000
House of Science NZ CT; Operational costs                 33,000
Inspiring Stories; Future leaders programme                 25,000
Katch Katikati; Operational costs                 45,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre Inc; Operational costs                 35,000
Kawerau & Districts Ageing in Place Inc; Operational costs                 22,500
Kidz Need Dadz CT BOP Inc; Operational costs                 25,000
Kimiora Community Trust; Operational costs                 35,000
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands Inc Soc; Operational costs                 45,000
Lifelink/Samaritans Inc; Operational costs                   4,000
Linkt Community Trust; Social supermarket                 15,000
Linton Park Community Centre; Operational costs                 20,000
Live for More; Operational costs                 45,000
Louise Perkins Foundation; Operational costs                   5,000
Macular Degeneration NZ; Operational costs                 28,300
Male Survivors BOP Trust; Operational costs                 12,500
Mamaku School; Eco friendly swimming pool complex                 25,000
Mangakino Central CT; Community resale shop                 10,000
Matata Bluelight Ventures Inc; Early intervention programme                 25,000
Merivale Community Inc; Operational costs                 80,000
Mental Health Solutions Ltd; Here to help u                 10,000
Mockingbird CT; Operational costs                 40,000
Mokoia Community Assoc; Operational costs                 35,000
Mums4Mums CT; Community outreach                 10,000
National Foundational for the Deaf; Hearing screening                   7,500
Neighbourhood Support Rotorua Inc; Operational costs                 15,000
Neighbours Day Aotearoa CT; Neighbours Aotearoa                   7,500
NZ Family & Foster Care Fed Inc; Operational costs                 20,000
NZ Garden & Art Festival; BOP 2022 festival                   5,000
NZ Incontinence Assoc Inc; Operational costs                   5,000
One Taupō Trust; Taupō winter festival                 10,000
Ōpōtiki District Council; Matariki festival                 10,000
Pacific Islands Community Tauranga Trust; Operational costs                 20,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes; Outreach programme                   7,500
Parent to Parent Coastal; Outreach programmes                 10,000
People First NZ; Self-advocacy meetings & leadership                   2,500
Pregnancy Choice; Operational costs                 12,500
Pregnancy Help Inc Taupō; Operational costs                 15,000
Priority One - WBOP Inc; Instep programme                 45,000
Rainbow Youth Inc; Operational costs                 35,000
Recreate NZ; Operational costs                 25,000
Road Safety Education Ltd; Education for young drivers                   2,500
Rock Quest CT; Smoke free rock quest                   7,500
Rotorua Arts Village Trust; Operational costs                 27,500
Rotorua Budget Advisory; Operational costs                 35,000
Rotorua Business Chamber; Employer Advocacy                 35,000
Rotorua District RDA Assoc Inc; Operational costs                 30,000
Royal NZ Coastguard Inc; BOP unit operational costs              130,000
Royal NZ Plunket Trust; New build              250,000
Rural Youth & Adult Literacy Trust; Student coach coordinator                   5,000
Safe Surfer; Safer internet                 15,000
Safe Tūrangi; Operational costs                 12,500
Sailability Tauranga CT; Operational costs                 10,000
Social Sector Innovation WBOP CT; Operational costs              115,000
Social Sector Innovation WBOP CT; WBOP Volunteer Centre                 35,000
Sport BOP; Coachforce & Operational costs              825,576
St Chads Communication Centre; Operational costs                 35,000
St Peters Care & Counselling; Operational costs                 50,000
St Vincent de Paul Soc - Whakatāne; Foodbank                   6,000
STEAM-ED CT; Robotics in schools                 30,000
Student Volunteer Army; SVA Service Awards & SVA kids                   7,500
Surf Lifesaving NZ Inc Eastern Region;               120,000
Talklink Trust; Operational costs                 22,000
Taupō Blue Light Ventures; Operational costs                 40,000
Taupō Budget Advisor Service; Operational costs                 20,000
Taupō Community Gardens Trust; Operational costs                   6,000
Taupō Concert Band Inc; Allsorts concert                   2,500
Taupō Council of Social Services; Developing stronger communities                 30,000
Taupō District Council; Tūrangitukua Park community sports hub              300,000
Taupō Pathways for Youth Development; Youth development              171,150
Tauranga Arts Festival Trust; Escape 2022                   5,000
Tauranga Boys College; Pasifika programme                   7,500
Tauranga District RDA; Operational costs                 30,000
Tauranga Men's Shed Inc; Operational costs                   7,500
Tauranga Society of Artists; Operational costs                   5,000
Tauranga Youth Development Team; Operational costs                 25,000
Te Aranui Youth Trust; Programmes for youth                 25,000
The Boy's Brigade in NZ Inc; Edge workshop                 15,000
The Bright Vision CT; Double our community impact                 15,000
The Christian Outreach Centre NZ Trust; Community dinner                   5,000
The Clothing Project; Operational costs                   7,500
The Incubator Growing Art & Culture CT; Operational costs                 40,000
The Parkinson's NZ CT; Operational costs                 10,000
The Salvation Army Tauranga Corps; Whanau support services                 35,000
The StandTall CT; Operational costs                 25,000
The Star Jam CT; Star Jam Tauranga/Rotorua 2022                 15,000
The Stroke Foundation; Operational costs                 33,000
The Wish For Fish CT; Access for all                 10,000
Tipu Skills for Life CT; Operational costs                 30,000
Tongariro Whanau Support Trust; Low cost broadband                   2,934
Towncentre Taupō Ltd; Street art festival                   5,000
Tūrangi Blue Light Ventures; Programmes & courses                 20,000
Tūrangi Foodbank Inc; Operational costs                 10,000
Tūrangi Mountain Region Trust; Community dinners                   3,150
Tūrangi Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs                   5,000
Welcome Bay Community Centre; Operational costs                 35,000
Whakatāne District Community Arts; Light festival                 10,000
Whakatāne District Neighbourhood Support; Operational costs                   7,500
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust; Ōpōtiki community foodbank                   5,000
YMAM Ships Aotearoa; Trinity koha dental clinic                 35,000
Young Enterprise: YES Regional coordinator                   9,000
Youth Encounter Ministries Trust; Operational costs                 45,000
Youth Workers Resource Centre; Youth workplace education                   5,000
Youthline Auckland CT; Youthline helpline                 15,000
YSAR Trust; Operational costs                 20,000
Health Housing  
EmpowermentNZ CT; Housing Connector                 20,000
Sustainability Options; 20 Degrees energy wellbeing              150,000
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust; Kainga Awhina - housing support                 50,000
Bay Conservation Alliance; Restoring nature              174,614
Bay Conservation Alliance; Kōkako Ecosystem expansion              147,320
Edgecumbe College; Community gardens                   5,000
Envirohub; Operational costs                 85,000
Forest & Bird Tauranga Branch; Lake Rotoiti restoration                 15,000
Garden to Table Trust; Kids & whanau practicing gardening                 10,000
HALO Whakatāne; Building a halo              190,000
Kai Rotorua Inc; Sustainable local food system                 11,500
Korehāhā Whakahau; Korehāhā Whakahau;              235,000
Lakes Water Quality Soc; Operational costs                 10,000
Manawahe Eco Trust; Operational costs                 20,000
Māori Girls CT; Te Kinakina wetlands restoration                 50,000
Ngamuwahine Camp Trust; Solar panels & batteries                 35,000
Para Kore Marae Inc; Kope Toitū ki Te Whānau a Apanui                 10,000
PiPs Inc; Garden & envrionmental programme                 10,000
Sustainable BOP CT; Sustainability programme                 50,000
Sustainable BOP CT; Wednesday challenge                 20,000
Te Arawa Lakes Trust; Restoring Te Arawa lakes              200,000
The Kaharoa Kokako Trust; Kōkako population census                 15,000
Tipu Waiariki CT; Operational costs                 35,000
Tongariro Natural History Soc; Core mission support              180,000
Uretara Estuary Managers Inc; Project Parore              140,000
Wai Kokopu Inc; Carbon farming & restoration              350,000
Waihi Beach Community Led Dev Soc Inc; Predator free Bowentown                 10,000
Whakatāne Kiwi Trust; Operational costs                 25,000
Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust; National centre new build              250,000
Tū Māori Mai  
Digital Natives Academy CT; Haututu Laboratories                 27,500
He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tga; Operational costs                 65,000
In Books We Trust; Māori Writers festival                   7,500
KŌ Kollective Trust; Te Hā o te Ngākau Rangatahi                   7,500
Kura Kai BOP; Operational costs                 11,500
Kutaroa Marae Reserve CT; Kutaroa marae build              250,000
OnceChance CT; Operational costs                 27,500
Oranga Tinana o Ue Inc; Kaumata Olympics                   5,000
Otumoetai Intermediate School; Te Ao Maori local curriculum                 75,000
Papatuanuku CT; Te Whare O Papatuanuku                 35,000
Tangata Whenua Comm & Voluntary Sector; Community research                   5,000
Te Arawa Fisheries; Information Memorandum development              100,000
Te Arawa Whanau Ora; TOITŪ leadership program                   7,500
Te Atawhai Aroha Rotorua Trust; Setup costs & hui                   5,000
Te Kōhanga Reo o Hairini; 40th celebrations                   7,500
Te Kotahitanga o Ngati Whakaue AT; Ringa Ruatia, business development                 10,000
Te Manatu Ahurea o Tuhoe Trust; Te hui ahurea o tuhoe 2023                 10,000
Tongariro Natural History Soc; Project Tongariro                 82,000
Tūhourangi Marae; Landscaping & fencing                 15,000
Waiariki Whānau Mentoring; Whare Aroha                 20,000
Waiaua Marae; Wharekai extension & renovation                 25,000
Waitaha Hauora CT; Sustainable living wananga                   7,500
Whānau Ahirau; Gift Collective                   5,000
Toolbox              320,358
Covid Recovery  
Taupō Life Keys Community Trust                   3,750
Te Kōhanga Reo o Opopoti                   4,395
Combined Community Event Funding                 95,602
Scholarships                 85,000
Grants Refunded -              21,134
Total           8,897,164

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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