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Supporting good in 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."

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.

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.

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.

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.


The TECT Community Awards are here - online!

Keen to celebrate with us? Like our Facebook page to learn about our finalists and winners over the weeks, or click here to learn 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.

Latest News

The Search Party Charitable Trust Win Diversity and Inclusion Award

The winner of the Diversity and Inclusion category in the TECT Community Awards has been announced as The Search Party Charitable Trust. The Te Puke-based charity works to bring communities togetherRead more

Adastra Scholarships Support Young Athletes and Musicians

The Adastra Foundation, which assists extraordinary young New Zealanders on the national and international stage by providing financial and mentoring support, held a function last night with localRead more

Good Neighbour Proud to Win Sustainable Future Award

Good Neighbour has been announced as the winner in the Sustainable Future category in the TECT Community Awards. The charity is well known in the region for their work. Whether distributing rescuedRead more

STEMFest Wins Event Excellence in TECT Community Awards

Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) was announced as the winner of the Event Excellence Award in the TECT Community Awards last week. The first event of its kind to be held in New Zealand, STEMFestRead more

The Search Party Charitable Trust Feed Those in Need in Te Puke

The Search Party Charitable Trust (TSPCT) may not be a name familiar to most. But the organisation has been at the heart of Te Puke for seven years, keeping the community connected, fed, and educatedRead more

TECT Community Awards Launch Online Next Week

The TECT Community Awards are launching online next week. While the original March event was postponed due to the lockdown, the move to an online format will see finalists and winners announced overRead more

Katikati Community Centre Collaborates to Meet Needs

Responding to the community’s needs in a time of crisis is no small effort for any organisation or business. But for the Katikati Community Centre, which services over 4,000 people in Katikati, a Read more

Ngā Kākano Meet Unprecedented Demand at Level 2

Healthcare provider Ngā Kākano Foundation says their work has tripled since the move to Alert Level 2 as they address the backlog built up during lockdown. With unprecedented demand for fluRead more

Phase Two of COVID-19 Funding Now Available to Support Recovery

Local funders TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have announced a transition to phase two of their COVID-19 funding support, with an aim to help key Western Bay of PlentyRead more

Confirmed Candidates Announced for TECT Trustee Election

Nominations for the 2020 TECT trustee election closed at 12 noon, Friday 29 May. Independent Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp, says that this year there has again been strong interest in theRead more

Homes of Hope Provides Stability for Children Amidst COVID-19

During lockdown, many families adjusted to new routines with children home full-time. Multi-tasking took on a new meaning, the work-life balance was thrown off-kilter, and the extra family time wasRead more

Support Vital for Vulnerable Cancer Patients During COVID-19

“Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19, and neither have we,” says Shelley Campbell, Chief Executive of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society. The charity continued to operate through the lockdoRead more

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