At the heart of our community

As a community-focused trust, we provide support for local initiatives, facilities and events that bring vibrancy, connectedness, growth and economic benefits to the region. Our transformational funding process brings life to grassroots organisations and large-scale multi-million-dollar projects alike. Since our establishment in 1993, we've been at the heart of our community making a difference with our distributions. We provide funding and rebates in the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga regions.


What our grant recipients say

Tauranga Hockey


"We are grateful for TECT’s support in helping us construct the third turf. With more turf capacity we will get more young players starting a lifelong love of the sport, and we will attract more high-level hockey events to the region and the economic benefits they bring. It’s an incredible asset for our region." Read more.

AIMS Games Trust


"TECT has been a long-standing and hugely important contributor to the Anchor AIMS Games. That support means we are able to reach more people around New Zealand and globally, while each year providing a professional, world-class event which creates long-lasting memories for our athletes." Read more.

Pushing Arts in NZ Trust


"Thank you TECT for supporting our vision to bring beautiful art to the public. We had international and local artists create 20 largescale murals, held art workshops and ran a youth mentoring programme, all to bring people together, build connections and add some beauty to our streets." Learn more.

Otumoetai Tennis Club


"TECT’s generous donation allowed us to upgrade all 8 of our court turfs which were showing noticeable signs of wear and tear after 16 years of use. We are so appreciative of the support which will ensure our whole community can enjoy the facilities for many years to come." View photos.

Film BOP


"TECT’s ongoing support has enabled us to grow in so many ways; we’re building relationships with key players in the industry, facilitating increased productions in the region and continually upskilling local filmmakers." Read more.


Making a transformational difference with our giving

TECT is part of the fabric of this region and we are ambitious for the future of our community.
So far this year, we have granted:


Community Development

Supporting the people at the
heart of our community.


Community Facilities

The places, spaces and facilities that
make our region a wonderful
place to live.


Community Events

The cultural, sports and art events
that bring our community together.

$21 million

Facilities of Regional Significance

Significant regional projects that will deliver inter-generational benefit and have wide impact.

20 Degrees is a collaborative healthy housing programme, working to ensure homes in the Bay of Plenty can achieve 20°C.

Latest News

Nominations for the 2024 Western Bay Community Awards Now Open

Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford, Chief Executive of Poutiri Wellness Centre accepted the 2023 Heart of the Community Award on behalf of the Poutiri Wellness Centre.Read more

Te Manawataki o Te Papa Funding

TECT has confirmed its largest-ever funding investment towards a project of regional significance, approving a $21 million grant for Tauranga city centre’s new civic precinct.  The future civicRead more

Community gives TECT's plans green light

Following strong community support, TECT’s trustees have signed off on the Trust’s key plans to create better outcomes for current and future generations in Tauranga and the Western Bay ofRead more

Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund bigger than ever

Tauranga and Western Bay community event organisers now have access to more funding than ever before, thanks to a $200,000 boost to the Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund.Read more

Inspiration at Western Bay Community Awards 2023

Heart of the Community Award winners, Poutiri Wellness CentreRead more

University of Waikato Tauranga campus scholarships awarded

From left to right: Kelly Berentson, Ben Jones, Erin Murphy, Jasmine Campbell, Rique Campus, Meila KamoRead more

2023 Western Bay Community Awards finalists revealed

The awards will be held at Baycourt on Thursday 16 March 2023.Read more

Twenty-six events across Tauranga and Western Bay backed by collaborative fund

Above: A Night Before Christmas community eventRead more

Nominations now open for Western Bay Community Awards 2023

The awards that recognise the dedication of Western Bay of Plenty’s philanthropic community are back for 2023. Previously known as the TECT Community Awards, the awards return with a new name, theRead more

Collaborative fund to celebrate Māori culture reopens

Following the success of its first year, TECT is pleased to commit to the reopening of the Kaupapa Māori Legacy Event Fund, which opens Friday 1 July. The Kaupapa Māori Legacy Event Fund providesRead more

Collaborative partnership fund to simplify community event funding process

A new community event fund for the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty regions has been launched, which will streamline application processes for community events. TECT is proud to partnerRead more

TECT receives Sealed Orders for proposed restructure

On 23 February 2022, TECT received Sealed Orders for its proposed restructure which signalled the completion of the High Court process. This is an exciting moment that marks the end of a long processRead more

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