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 2014

Active Communities

  • 2013 World Rafting Championships Inc (Event costs) $15,000
  • Coastguard Eastern Region Assoc Inc (Marine Comms Network) $20,000
  • Coastguard Turangi Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Kinloch Community Assoc Inc (Housing garage for first response vehicle) $2,500
  • Lake Taupo Volunteer Coastguard Inc (TracPlus software & night vision goggles) $9,180
  • Maketu Volunteer Coastguard Inc (Operational costs) $18,485
  • Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service Inc (Surfsports Coaching) $20,000
  • Opotiki Surf Lifesaving Club (Seasonal Lifeguard Manager) $7,000
  • Opotiki Tae Kwon Do Inc (Operational costs) $2,000
  • Opotiki Volunteer Coastguard Inc (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Rotorua Lakes Volunteer Coastguard (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Sport Bay of Plenty (CoachForce programme) $422,500
  • Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Assoc Inc (Sealegs Amphibious Rescue vessel) $10,000
  • The Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard Assoc Inc (Operational costs) $12,470
  • Waimarino Education Trust (Outdoors Mark Safety Audit) $2,800
  • YSAR Tauranga – Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga Trust (Operational costs) $5,000

Sub-Total $571,935

Community Economic Development

  • Geyser Community Foundation (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Katikati Community Resource Centre (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Linton Park Community Trust (Operational costs) $17,000
  • Matata Community Resource Centre (Operational costs) $10,666
  • Mokoia Community Assoc  Inc (“Energising Eastside”) $20,000
  • Opotiki District Council (Opotiki Harbour Transformation Project) $50,000
  • Rotorua District Council (Support for Funding Expo in Rotorua) $2,000
  • Sport Bay of Plenty (Cycling & Mount Bike Tourism Network – Operational costs) $5,000
  • Taupo Neighbourhood Support (Operational costs) $12,000
  • Tauranga City Council (Arataki Centre) (Arataki Community Day) $1,500
  • The Acorn Foundation (Operational costs) $10,000
  • The Inspiring Communities Trust (BOP Neighbours Day / Jim Diers visit 2014) $25,650
  • Turangi Budget Service Inc (Operational costs) $12,000
  • Western Heights Community Assoc  Inc (Operational costs Safer Heights) $15,000

Sub-Total $210,816

Culture & Heritage

  • Katikati Heritage Museum Charitable Trust Board (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Kawerau Enterprise Agency (KEA) Inc (NZ Street Art Festival) $10,000
  • NZ Aria Trust (Cost of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra) $10,000
  • NZ Dance Advancement Trust (Taurang Youth Engagement Activities 2014) $10,000
  • Opotiki Heritage Museum (Operational costs) $2,500
  • Philippine Club of Rotorua Inc (Filipino Festival 2013 in Rotorua) $5,000
  • Ra Whakangahau Trust (2013 Ra Whakangahau Cultural Fest) $1,000
  • Rotorua Creative Art Trust (Wearable CreationFest event) $8,000
  • Rotorua Lakeside Concert Charitable Trust (Lakeside Concert 2014) $10,000
  • Summerfest Charitable Trust (Peter Kageyama workshop – For the Love of Tauranga) $3,000
  • Tauranga Art Gallery Trust (ArtBus costs) $15,000
  • Tauranga Arts Festival Trust (Biennual Arts Festival) $8,125
  • Tauranga Jazz Society Inc (2014 Downtown Carnival TGA) $10,000
  • Te Papa Takaro O Te Arawa (2013 Te Arawa Awards) $2,000
  • The Mount Art Group (Community Art Exhibition) $500
  • The Stage Challenge (Stage Challenge & J Rock) $3,000

Sub-Total $118,125


  • BoP Science Fair Inc (Operating costs) $3,000
  • Czech & Slovak Club TGA Inc (Operational & Events costs) $4,200
  • House of Science TGA Charitable Trust (Programme costs) $16,050
  • Philanthropy NZ (International Speaker – Alan English) $1,000
  • Storytime Foundation Trust (Books for Babies – BoP) $8,283
  • Summerhill A1 Academy Ltd (Operating expenses) $2,000
  • The Gifted Children’s Advancement Charitable Trust (Hardshp scholarships for students from Rotorua) $9,600
  • U3A Tauranga (Operating costs) $2,000

Sub-Total $43,133

Healthy Communities

  • Alzheimers Society – EBoP Inc (Operational costs) $3,000
  • Alzheimers Society – TGA Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Apopo (At risk young people programme) $30,000
  • Aroha Mai Cancer Support Group Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Auckland District Kidney Society Inc (Operational costs for BoP patients) $10,000
  • Autism NZ Inc – Bay of Plenty (Operational costs – Bay of Plenty) $10,000
  • Barnado’s NZ (BoP 0800 What’s Up phone line) $10,000
  • BOP Therapy Foundation (Operational costs) $6,000
  • Beachhaven Community House (Operational costs) $11,478
  • Blue Light Ventures Rotorua (Operational costs) $5,000
  • BOP Multiple Sclerosis Society (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Cafe for Youth Health (Youth Support Worker) $15,000
  • Canteen BoP (Operational costs) $9,000
  • Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (Tongariro/Rangipo Prison Chaplain Salary) $3,200
  • Central Plateau REAP Inc (Young Mums & Family Start Male Mentor Programmes) $30,000
  • Deaf Aotearoa NZ  Inc (Operational costs – BoP Branch) $10,000
  • Get Smart TGA Trust (Evaluation support/Operational costs) $30,000
  • Grief Support Services Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Growing through Grief Opotiki (Operational costs) $2,500
  • Growing through Grief Taupo (Operational costs) $3,000
  • Growing through Grief Tauranga (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Growing through Grief Te Puke (Operational costs) $3,000
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ (Operational costs for BOP people) $2,500
  • Katikati Comm Patrol “Night Owls” (Vehicle costs) $1,300
  • Kawerau Assembly of God KMA Foodbank (Operational costs & annual charity Christmas Lunch) $2,000
  • Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust Inc (Operational costs) $15,000
  • Kimiora Community Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Liberty Ministries Trust – Bethel House (Operational costs) $16,500
  • Living Well Church Charitable Trust (Foodbank/clothing exchange expenses) $1,500
  • Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Manawahe Eco Trust (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Matata Blue Light Ventures Inc (Operational costs) $10,000
  • ME/CFS Support Group (BoP) Inc (Operational costs) $10,500
  • Merivale Community Inc (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Merivale Whanau Aroha Centre (Child Protection course & Operational costs) $11,760
  • Muscular Dystrophy Northern Inc. (Fieldworker services – Bay of Plenty region) $10,000
  • NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc (Support for BOP victims of crime & trauma) $10,000
  • NZ Native Bird & Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Trust (Wildlife Rescue costs) $5,000
  • Older Persons Community Centre Trust (Building improvements) $8,000
  • Opotiki Blue Light Ventures Inc (Blue Light programme) $20,000
  • Opotiki Community Foodback (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust (Translocation of Kiwi project) $5,000
  • Papamoa Support Centre (Foodbank $3,000 / Operational costs $10,000)
  • Parent to Parent Coast Bay of Plenty (Operational costs) $18,000
  • Parkinsonism Society Incorporated Tauranga (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Pregnancy Help Inc – Taupo (Operational costs) $11,350
  • Relationships Aotearoa Inc. (Tautoko Mai Positive Parenting Programme) $30,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Auckland Trust (accommodation subsidy for BoP families) $7,946
  • Roots of Empathy Rotorua Charitable Trust (Roots of Empathy Programme) $20,000
  • Royal NZ Plunket Society – BoP Area (Car Seat Services & Operational costs) $5,000
  • Schizophrenia Fellowship (Professional Counselling services) $5,000
  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church Mt Maunganui (Community connect services) $20,000
  • St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church (Renovation to Community rooms) $2,300
  • St Francis Whanau Aroha Early Childhood & Family Support Centre (Whanau Support programme) $10,000
  • St Peters Care & Counselling Charitable Trust (Operational costs) $20,000
  • St Vincent de Paul Society – St Gerards (Foodbank expenses) $500
  • St Vincent de Paul Society – Whakatane Conference (Foodbank expenses) $1,500
  • Stroke Foundation of NZ – Midland Region (Operational costs in BoP) $10,000
  • Taupo Blue Light Ventures (Blue Light Programme) $38,825
  • Taupo District Council (Painting of art mural by Tauhara CSI) $735
  • Tauranga Community Housing Trust (Operational costs) $20,000
  • Tauranga Environment Centre Charitable Trust (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Tauranga La Leche League (Operational costs) $1,000
  • Tauranga Parents Centre Inc (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Te Aranui Youth Trust (Great Pathway Youth Development Programme) $30,000
  • Te Awanui Hauora Trust (Fully equipped water vessel ambulance) $20,000
  • Te Puke Community Care Trust (Operational & Foodbank expenses) $20,000
  • Te Roopu-A-Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust (Maatua Whangai) (Operational costs) $10,000
  • Te Whare O Manaaki (Operational costs) $20,000
  • The NZ Lysosomal Stroage Diseases (Operational costs) $3,000
  • The Salvation Army – Rotorua (Foodbank expenses) $1,000
  • The Salvation Army – Whakatane (Foodbank expenses) $2,000
  • W.I.S.E. Better Homes Healthy Homes (Healthy Homes Rotorua) $40,000
  • WBoP Disability Support Trust (Inclusion Disability Seminar) $1,000
  • Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust (Brighter Pathways programme) $20,000
  • Whakatane District Neighbourhood Support Trust (Operational costs) $5,000
  • Youth Development Trust (WBoP Kiwican programme) $30,000

Sub-Total $894,394

Grand Total $1,841,403

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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