Our Purpose

Our Purpose

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

Grants Decisions

BayTrust Grants Expenditure to Mar 31 2016



Active Communities

BayTwisters Inc Coaching & Administration $3,000
Coastguard Eastern Region Operational costs $50,000
Coastguard Lake Taupo Assoc Professional development $1,000
Coastguard Turangi Inc Operational costs $20,150
Maketu Volunteer Coastguard Operational costs $10,000
Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service Inc Operational costs $15,000
Opotiki Surf Life Saving Lifeguard Manager $4,500
Opotiki Volunteer Coastguard Operational costs $8,850
Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Inc Operational costs $15,000
Pukehina Surf Rescue Lifeguard Ser Equipment replacement/upgrade $15,000
Rotorua Lakes Council FreeParking Youth activity Program $30,000
Rotorua Lakes Council Making a difference water safety programme $15,133
Rotorua Lakes Volunteer Coastguard Operational costs & Night Vision camera $10,000
Rotorua Touch Assoc Inc Maori Touch National Tournament $10,000
Sport Bay of Plenty CT Coachforce programme $276,250
Swimming NZ Operational costs, Swim safe programmes, BoP $10,000
Tauranga Squash Club Fitness Centre project $71,087.65
Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Operational costs $10,000
YSAR Tauranga - Youth Search & Rescue Operational costs $10,000
  Sub-Total $584,917




Community Economic Development

Baywide Community Law Charitable Trust Operational costs $30,000
Community Research Core and project costs $5,000
Geyser Foundation Operational costs $10,000
Good Neighbour Aotearoa Trust Operational costs $10,000
Inspiring Stories Trust Partipants fees - leadership $7,500
International Centre for Entreneurship Trust Operational costs $40,000
Katch Katikati Inc Katikati Maori Wardens $20,000
Katikati Community Resource Centre Operational costs $25,000
Linton Park Community Trust Operational costs $25,210
Maketu health and social Community Development project $20,000
Matata Comm Resource Centre Operational costs $6,363
Mokoia Community Assoc Inc Operational costs $30,000
Mt M Comm Patrol Operational costs   $1,850
Omokoroa Comm Skate Group Community Skate Park $10,000
Papamoa Community Patrol Inc Operating costs $3,884
Philanthropy NZ Innovative Philanthropy event $1,500
Philanthropy NZ Research Project funding $2,600
Priority One - WBoP Inc BoP Tertiary Intentions $20,000
Pukehina Beach Ratepayers Operational costs for patrol vehicle $1,220
Rotorua Budget Advisory Office Relocation $6,225
Taupo Citizens Advice Bureau Operational costs $15,000
Taupo Council of Social Services Capable, effective community orgs $20,000
Taupo District Council Funding Expo $3,800
Taupo District Council Turangi Employment Support $300
Taupo Pathways Consultant Fees $3,270
Te Roopu A Iwi o Te Arawa Partnership brokers training $800
The Acorn Foundation Comm Foundations workshop $4,500
The Acorn Foundation Operational costs $10,000
Turangi Budget Service Inc Operational costs $15,000
Volunteer WBoP Operational costs $10,000
WBoP Neighbourhood Support Operational costs $3,500
Welcome Bay Community Centre Inc Operational costs $35,000
Western Heights Comm Assoc Operational costs $15,000
  Sub-Total $412,522

Culture & Heritage

Bethlehem Baptist Church Night Before Christmas event $10,000
BoP Music School Music School weekend $4,750
Connected Media CT Nationwide film making workshops $4,983
Greerton Village Comm Assoc IlluminArt Light Festival $11,275
Mauao Performing Arts Centre CT Performing Arts centre upgrade $15,000
Mural Town (Katikati) Twilight Concerts Inc 2015 Twlight Concerts - Haiku Staging & Cover  $6,000
NZ Soc Geneologists Digitisation of BoP Times $5,000
One Taupo Trust Taupo Winter Festival $10,000
Opotiki Drama & Education Operational costs $850
Opotiki Fibre & Fleece Fibre & Fleece 2015 $5,500
Ra Whakangahau Trust Ra Whakangahau Festival 2015 5,000
Rotorua Lakeside Concert CT Operational costs Lakeside Concert 2016 $5,000
Safe Turangi 50th Jubilee finale and Christmas in the Park $9,000
Tarnished Frocks & Divas A Tangled Thread event $10,000
Taupo District Council Waitangi Taupo Moana festival $5,000
Tauranga Arts Festival Trust Festival Operational costs $10,000
Tauranga Filipino Soc Inc Nationwide Filipino Festival $5,000
Tauranga Jazz Soc Inc Downtown Jazz Carnival $5,000
Te Arawa Kapa Charitable Trust Te Arawa Kapahaka Regional Festival 2016 $10,000
Te Manatu Ahurea o Tuhoe Trust Te Hui Ahurei a Tuhoe & Maatua Regional Kapa Haka Contest $10,000
The Incubator Charitable Trust Operational costs $30,000
The Stage Challenge Stage Challenge 2016 $5,000
Wesley Methodist Church Carols on waterfront event $880
Whakatohea Maori Trust Board 150 years commemoration $5,000
  Sub-Total $188,238





BoP Science Fair Inc BoP Science & Technology Fair $4,500
English Language Partners NZ Beginners English class $4,842
High Tech Youth network Studio RZ Leadership programme $5,000
House of Science Tauranga Charitable Trust Operational costs $20,000
Life Education Trust Operational costs $10,000
Mamaku School Court Upgrade & cover $28,000
Mt M Toy Library Operational costs $3,000
Priority One - WBoP Inc Instep Program operational costs $20,000
Summerhill A1 Academy Ltd Operating /Leadership courses $3,500
Tarawera High School Attendance to Outdoor Education course $5,000
The Spirit of Excellence Education Trust Individualised tuition $16,000
Tongariro School School leadership development $25,000
Young Workers Resource Centre Free BoP Employment rights workshops $4,000
  Sub-Total $148,842

Healthy Communities

Age Concern (Tga) Ltd Operational costs $20,000
Age Concern Rotorua Operational costs $27,000
Alzheimers Soc Taupo Operational costs $9,740
Aongatete Forest Resotration Trust
Operational costs $10,000
Atua Awhi Community CT Operational costs $20,000
Auckland District Kidney Soc Inc Operational costs $15,000
Autism NZ BoP Operational costs BoP $10,000
Awhina Society Foodbank expenses $3,000
Barnardo's NZ BoP 0800 What's Up children's ph $15,000
Beachaven Family Services Operational costs $25,000
BOP Multiple Sclerosis Society Operational costs $10,000
CanTeen BoP Operational costs $10,000
Child Matters Buddy Day 2015 Tga $10,000
CMBTMN Society Inc Launch of Ridenz.co.nz $10,000
Dyslexia Support Taupo Operational costs $5,000
Epilepsy NZ Inc (Roto/EBoP) Operational costs $12,961
FABS Operational costs $5,000
Get Smart Tauranga Operational costs $35,000
Grief Support Services Inc Operational costs $10,000
Growing Through Grief Te Puke Seasons programme $5,000
Growing Through Grief Whakatane Operational costs $5,000
Growing Thru Grief Tauranga Operating costs $5,000
Habitat for Humanity Operational costs $30,000
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Operational costs $5,000
Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Operational costs $30,000
Kidz Need Dadz Operational costs $15,000
Lakes Medical Services Trust Operational costs $8,500
Lifezone Church CAP Money, Job Club & Release $5,000
Macular Degeneration NZ Operational costs $10,000
Maketu Health & Social Services Trust Purchase of new van $20,000
Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Soc Inc Operational costs $12,000
Manaaki Ora Trust Operational costs $30,000
Mangakino Family Services Foodbank expenses $2,000
Matata Blue Light Ventures Inc Operational costs $20,000
Muscular Dystrophy Northern Inc Fieldworker Salary $9,230
Opotiki Blue Light Evaluation plan $1,000
Papamoa Family Services Christmas Hampers $3,000
Papamoa Family Services Operational costs $17,000
Para Kore Marae Inc Minimise waste programme $5,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes Operational costs $2,000
Parent to Parent Coastal BoP Operational costs $18,000
Parenting for Men Operational costs $25,000
Parkinsonism Soc Inc Operational costs $10,000
Philips Search & Rescue Trust Rescue helicopter $50,000
Pregnancy Choice Operational costs $10,000
R.E.K.A Trust REKA Wellness Wananga $10,000
Rotorua Arts Village Trust Operational costs $10,000
Salvation Army Rotorua Foodbank expenses $3,000
Salvation Army Whakatane Foodbank expenses $3,000
Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group Operational costs $30,000
Social Sector Innovation WBoP CT
Operational costs $40,000
Special Olympics Tga Have a go day - event $1,929
St Andrews Presbyterian Church Growing Connections $37,336
St Chads Communication Centre Trust Operational costs $15,000
St Vincent de Paul Kawerau Foodbank expenses $3,250
SupaNZ Operational costs $5,000
Talklink Trust Operational costs $10,000
Taupo Neighbourhood Support Operational costs $15,000
Tauranga City Council Seniors Outdoor gym $10,055
Tauranga District Riding for Disabled RDA Operational costs $20,000
Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust Operational costs $25,000
Tauranga Moana Nightshelter Operational costs $25,000
Tauranga Women's Refuge Inc Operational costs $45,000
Tauranga Youth Development  Operational costs $30,000
Te Awanui Hauora Trust Operational costs $25,000
Te Roopu-A-Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust (Maatua Whangai) Operational costs $25,000
Te Runanga O Ngati Whakaue Ki Matektu Inc Healthy Homes project $45,500
Te Tuinga Whanau Family Support Sustainable funding $7,200
Te Whare O Manaaki Operational costs $35,000
The Cochlear Implant Foundation Operational costs BoP $10,000
The Kauri Centre Sustainability of the Kauri Centre $20,000
The Salvation Army Tauranga Operational costs $15,000
Tuamanko Hou Trust Operational costs $6,600
Turangi Bluelight Ventures Bluelight Programmes $25,000
Turangi Foodbank Foodbank expenses $2,000
Turangi Mountain Region Trust Christmas Dinner $1,750
WBoP Disability Support Trust Event costs $1,998
WBoP Neighbourhood Support Operational costs $3,500
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust Opotiki Foodbank expenses $3,000
Whakatane Blue Light Ventures Inc Blue Light programmes $30,000
Whakatane District Council Murupara Healthly Homes $50,000
Youth Encounter Ministries Trust Operational costs $20,000
  Sub-Total $1,280,549
  Total $2,615,068

Henry Duncan Fund

Approved previous year  
Apopo HDF2 $30,000
Central Plateau REAP (Male Mentor) HDF2 $30,000
Central Plateau REAP (Young Mums) HDF2 $23,000
Opotiki Blue Light HDF2 $20,000
Roots of Empathy Rotorua CT HDF2 - Roots of Empathy programme $20,000
Taupo Blue Light HDF2 $38,825
Te Aranui Youth Trust HDF2 $30,000
Youth Development Trust HDF2 $30,000
  Sub-Total $221,825
  Grand Total $2,836,893

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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