Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

BayTrust Grants Expenditure to 31 March 2015

Active Communities

  • Coastguard Eastern Region (Marine Communications network) $40,000
  • Coastguard Lake Taupo Assoc Inc (CRV replacement) $7,664
  • Coastguard Turangi Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Katikati College (Completion of Multi-purpose astro-turf) $15,000
  • Maketu Volunteer Coastguard (Operational costs) $19,870
  • Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service Inc (Surfsports coaching) $20,000
  • NZ Response Team Trust (Swift Water rescue team equipment) $28,000
  • Omokoroa Golf Club Inc (Automated External Defibrillator) $1,000
  • Opotiki Surf Lifesaving Club (Lifeguard Manager) $5,000
  • Opotiki Volunteer Coastguard Inc (Operational costs) $8,260
  • Papamoa Swimming Club Inc (Pool Management & poolside coaching) $5,000
  • Rotorua Lakes Volunteer Coastguard (Operational costs) $12,050
  • Rotorua Touch Assoc Inc, (Maori Touch National tournament) $10,000
  • Sport Bay of Plenty Charitable Trust Board Inc (2014 CoachForce Programme) $422,500
  • Taupo BMX Club Inc (Asphalt the Taupo BMX track Berms) $5,000
  • Tauranga Search and Rescue Trust (Transportable radios) $10,819
  • Te Awanui Hauora Trust (First Response Operations Manager) $10,000
  • Te Puke Scout Group (Operational costs) $1,500
  • The Order of St John Katikati Area Committee (Building costs – new ambulance station) $5,000
  • Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard (Operational costs) $20,280
  • Waikato BoP Area Judo Association (Judo Mats) $1,000
  • Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga Trust (Emergency Management Qualification & Operational costs) $11,000

Sub-Total $668,943

Community Development

  • Bethlehem Community Patrol (Operational costs) $2,395
  • EBoP Regional Economic Development (Workforce planning) $30,000
  • Geyser Community Foundation (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Katikati Community Resource Centre (Operational costs) $25,000
  • Kawerau Enterprise Agency Inc (K-Town Community Men’s shed) $5,000
  • Lighthouse Presbyterian Church (Up-grade of Op Shop premises) $3,000
  • Merivale Community Inc (Governance Training) $1,000
  • Mokoia Community Assoc Inc (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Motu Trails Charitable Trust (Cycling Mountain Biking Tourism Marketing Network) $5,000
  • Mount Maunganui Community Patrols (Operational costs) $2,100
  • Priority One – Western BoP Inc (Instep programme operational costs) $15,000
  • Social Sector Innovation WBoP Charitable Trust (Operational costs & Thinking & Working smarter forum) $22,000
  • Taupo Budget Advisory Service Inc (Operational costs) $7,600
  • Taupo Citizens Advice Bureau Inc (Global funding) $15,000
  • Taupo Council of Social Services (Collective Impact) $18,000
  • Taupo Council of Social Services (Facilitation for collaboration) Toolbox grant $2,875
  • Taupo Neighbourhood Support (Operational costs) $16,000
  • Te Roopu-A-Iwi o Te Arawa (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Te Runanga o Ngati Whakaue Ki Maketu Inc (Healthy Whares) $35,000
  • Te Runanganui o Te Arawa Inc (Back to Basics survival programme) $5,600
  • The Acorn Foundation (Operational costs) $10,000
  • The Acorn Foundation (Vital Signs research programme) $6,752
  • The Inspiring Communities Trust (Operational costs BoP) $15,000
  • Turangi Budget Service (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Turangi Neighbourhood Support (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Volunteer WBoP (Future proof Volunteer WBoP) $10,000
  • Wairakei Primary School (Sound & Lighting system for hall) $6,700
  • Welcome Bay Community Centre Inc (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Welcome Bay Community Centre Inc (Neighbours Day Aotearoa) Toolbox grant $3,500

Sub-Total $347,522

Culture & Heritage

  • Bethlehem Baptist Church (A Night before Christmas event) $10,000
  • BoP Classic Aircraft Trust (WW1 exhibition) $5,000
  • Detour Theatre Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Greerton Village Community Assoc Inc. (IlluminArt – Light Art Festival) $10,055
  • Katikati Open Air Art Inc (NZ Mural Contest & Arts festival) $10,000
  • Ngati Awa Research & Archives Trust (Flexible & relocatable exhibition space) $11,330
  • NZ Cuban Festival Trust (NZ Cuban festival 2015) $5,000
  • Opotiki Heritage & Agricultural Museum Charitable Trust (Operational costs) $2,000
  • Ra Whakangahau Trust (Kapahaka Festival 2014) $1,000
  • Rotorua Arts Village Trust (Solutions focussed sessions) $2,000
  • Rotorua Lakeside Concert Charitable Trust (Lakeside concert 2015) $10,000
  • Taupo District Council (Waitangi Taupo Moana Festival 2015) $2,000
  • Tauranga Art Gallery Trust (ArtBus costs) $10,000
  • Tauranga Jazz Soc Inc (2015 Tauranga Downtown Carnival) $10,000
  • Terere Marae Maori Reservation (Roof repairs on community hall) $3,000
  • The Incubator (Operational costs) $24,098
  • The Lake Taupo Arts Festival Trust (Erupt Lake Taupo Arts Festival 2014) $10,000
  • The National Woodskills Trust (2014 National Woodskills competition) $2,585
  • The Stage Challenge Foundation (Stage Challenge and J Rock) $4,000

Sub-Total $142,068


  • BoP Science Fair Inc (NIWA Science Fair) $3,800
  • NZ Centre for Gifted Children (Subsidies for students – Rotorua) $15,000
  • Storytime Foundation Trust (Books for Babies BoP) $10,245
  • Tarawera High School (Outdoor Education course) $5,000
  • Te Arawa Lakes Trust (Tutor/Student support) $21,000
  • Wairakei Playcentre (Window replacements) $5,000

Sub-Total $60,045

Healthy Communities

  • Age Concern (Rotorua) (Operational costs) $19,240
  • Age Concern (Tga) Inc (Tauranga Age Friendly City) $1,500
  • Apopo (At risk young people programme) $30,000
  • Atua Awhi Community Charitable Trust (Foodbank operational costs) $1,000
  • Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Autism NZ Inc (Taupo) (Operational costs) $11,804
  • Beachaven Family Services (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Rotorua (Operational costs) $10,000
  • BoP Multiple Sclerosis Soc (Operational costs) $8,840
  • CanTeen BoP (Operational costs) $12,000
  • Central Plateau REAP Inc (Young Mums & Family Start Male Mentor Programmes) $53,000
  • Cool Banana’s Youthwork Trust (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Disabilities Resource Centre (Operational costs) $25,000
  • Families Achieving Balance Charitable Trust (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Get Smart Tauranga Trust (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Grief Support Services Inc (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Growing Through Grief – Opotiki (Operational costs) $3,640
  • Growing Through Grief – Tauranga (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Growing Through Grief – Te Puke (Seasons Programmes) $2,000
  • Growing Through Grief – Whakatane (Operational costs) $2,500
  • Habitat for Humanity (Operational costs) $30,000
  • Haemophilia Foundation of NZ (Outreach services in BoP) $9,500
  • Hearing Dogs for deaf people (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Katikati Community Resource Centre (Youth Mpowa Project operational costs) $23,000
  • Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Inc (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Kimiora Community Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Life-Link Community Trust (Operational costs) $2,500
  • Living Well Church (Foodbank expenses) $500
  • Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Soc Inc (MOWS Operational development) $10,000
  • Manawahe Eco Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Mangakino Family Services Whanau Atawhai Inc (Foodbank Operating expenses) $2,000
  • Merivale Community Inc (Operational costs) $30,000
  • NZ Blue Light Ventures (Kidsmart Handbooks) $7,528
  • NZ Council of Victim Support groups (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Opotiki Blue Light Ventures Inc (Blue Light programme) $20,000
  • Pacific Island Community (Tauranga) (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Papamoa Support Centre (Foodbank & Family Support) $18,000
  • Parenting for Men (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Parents Centre NZ (Manager Capability & development) $3,400
  • Parkinsonism Society Inc Tauranga (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Philips Search & Rescue Trust (BayTrust Rescue Helicopter) $200,000
  • Pregnancy Counselling Services (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Reach Out Trust (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • RMH Auckland Trust (12 mth accommodation subsidy for BoP families) $6,344
  • Rotorua District Riding for the Disabled Assoc (building of administration block & covered arena) $30,000
  • Rotorua Wake & Ski Club (Lake Tikitapu Floating wetland) $43,000
  • Southern Lake Taupo Health Trust (Emergency Generator project) $25,000
  • St Chads Communication Centre Trust (Operational costs, Community Arts & Life Skills programmes) $15,153
  • St Peters Care & Counselling Community Trust (Operational costs) $25,000
  • St Vincent de Paul Soc (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • Stroke Foundation Midland Region (Operational costs & vehicle replacement) $17,500
  • Talklink Trust (Assistive communication support) $7,500
  • Taupo Blue Light Ventures (Blue Light Programme) $38,825
  • Taupo Community Mens Shed Trust (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Tauranga (BoP) Hearing Assoc Inc (Operational costs) $16,237
  • Tauranga District Group Riding for the Disabled (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Tauranga Living Without Violence Collective Trust (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Tauranga Moana Nightshelter Trust (Operational costs) $25,000
  • Tauranga Regional Multi-cultural Council Inc (Operational costs, translators) $5,000
  • Tauranga Youth Development Team (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Te Aranui Youth Trust (Great Pathway Youth Development Programme) $30,000
  • Te Puke Community Hub (Operational costs) $3,000
  • Te Puke High School (CACTUS programme) $16,500
  • Te Whanau Kotahi Trust (Operational costs) $10,071
  • Te Whare o Manaaki (Evaluation) $5,000
  • The Parenting Place (Toolbox parenting courses) $15,000
  • The Salvation Army Rotorua Community Ministries (Foodbank Christmas hampers) $1,000
  • The Salvation Army Whakatane Community Ministries (Foodbank Christmas hampers) $1,000
  • The Tanners Point Residents & Ratepayers Assoc Inc (Environmental Boardwalk project) $2,888
  • Tongariro Natural History soc (Operational costs) $25,000
  • Tongariro Whanau Support Trust Inc (Operating costs) $3,000
  • Turangi Bluelight Ventures (Bluelight, Life skills, holiday programmes) $24,262
  • Turangi Foodbank Inc (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust (Whakatane Youth Development through Sports programme) $39,675
  • WBoP Disability Support Trust (Disability Networking seminar) $1,090
  • Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • Whakatane Baptist Community Trust (Jezreel Women’s support home) $10,000
  • W.I.S.E Better homes (Healthy Homes Rotorua) $60,000
  • Youth Development Trust WBoP (Kiwican programme) $30,000
  • Youth Encounter Ministries Trust (‘Dirt Bike Encounter’ pilot programme) $15,000
  • Youth Projects Trust (Manaakitanga programme costs) $20,000

Sub-Total $1,336,997

Grand Total $2,555,575

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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