Finalists announced for TECT Community Awards

Institute of Directors Bay of Plenty branch and TECT NFP events and courses

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.


TECT Rescue Helicopter

A vital community service we are proud to have supported since 2003 with $2.6M in TECT funding.

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.

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

Latest News

Finalists announced for TECT Community Awards 2022

The finalists for the 2022 TECT Community Awards have been announced. The awards, which will be held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on 17 March, will celebrate the community groups,Read more

Nominations closing soon for TECT Community Awards

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TECT appoints new investment advisor

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Regional collaboration secures $700,000 of funding for Coastal Bay of Plenty events

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Nominations for TECT Community Awards 2022 open

The TECT Community Awards are back for 2022, with nominations open until Friday 29 October 2021. The 2022 Awards will be held in March at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, following an onlineRead more

TECT comment on Trustpower Retail Business sale

Trustpower has today announced the conditional sale of its gas, telecommunications, and retail electricity supply business to Mercury NZ Limited for $441 million. This follows Trustpower’sRead more

$2.3 million in TECT funding approved for community groups

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University of Waikato Tauranga campus thriving despite challenging year

The University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus was officially opened in early 2019. Two years on, and through an exceptionally difficult year with Covid-19, it continues to experience growth acrossRead more

Online support service makes asking for help easier

An online social and wellbeing support service launched in Hamilton during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown will soon be coming to the Western Bay of Plenty. 'Here to help u' enables people to access aRead more

Recovery Fund reaches funding milestone

The WBOP COVID-19 Recovery Fund has funded 16 community groups in the past eight months with over $360,000 in funding. It brings the total funded since its inception to over $770,000. The successfulRead more

Unsafe home transformed thanks to community good

It's a house on the street like any other. One that has had the ultimate makeover inside and out. But it's not the kind of home reno you'll see on TV, but one that has had a lot more love, andRead more

Community initiative aims to reduce the digital divide

Shopping online, learning online, working online. It’s the new norm, one we became well-accustomed to during the lockdown last year. But what do those without digital devices do? How do theyRead more

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