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What We Fund

TECT has a number of different funding schemes to assist community organisations with their projects.  

We recommend you contact our office to discuss your project before completing the application form.  Please ensure applications are submitted at least 3 months prior to final date you require a decision. Our team are always happy to discuss your application with you and to offer guidance and advice. 

Cut Off Dates: 1 April, 1 September
Funding in this category is targeted towards the build of a new amenity or the purchase/ upgrade of an existing amenity.  The amenity must have significant community benefit and applications are evaluated on their potential to benefit TECT Consumers.  Examples include: new buildings, halls, sports centres, playgrounds. Smaller applications may be considered out of round, please contact our office for details.

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Cut Off Dates: 1st of Every Month
TECT’s Community Development Fund is targeted to supporting the work of Community Organisations as well as community projects and programmes that have a positive impact on the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Communities.  Examples include: equipment, operating costs, one off projects, energy efficiency and technology purchases (A seperate Schools policy applies - please contact our office)

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Cut off Dates: 1st of Every Month
TECT’s Community Events Fund is available for community events that are open to the public. Applications will be assessed on how they contribute to the community in terms of economic benefit, providing event variety and whether the event will be enjoyed by a significant number of Consumers.  Unless event entry is free, a discount for TECT Consumers will be a consideration.

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Cut off Dates: on application

TECT’s Iconic Projects fund is targeted to significant regional projects that deliver inter-generational benefit and a wide impact. Examples include: TECT All Terrain Park, TECT Arena, Baywave.

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TECT will undertake research to identify key issues facing our district and allocate funding to the improvement and development of these key areas.  It is envisioned that TECT will initiate these projects with Community sector groups and will fund 2-3 key projects per year.


The Application & Approval process takes 7 weeks from cut off date.  As part of the assessment process, we may visit you to discuss your application in more detail.
Decisions on applications are made by Trustees at their monthly meeting and we will advise you of the outcome soon after.  Successful applicants receive a formal  Funding Offer & Agreement. Payment will be made once conditions in the Agreement are met.  Generally, organisations have 1 year to uplift the funds.

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