At the heart of our community

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.

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 Amenities

The places, spaces and amenities that
make the Western Bay a wonderful
place to live.


Community Events

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

Latest News

Understanding Our Community to Shape Our Future

Acorn Foundation, TECT, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council are teaming up to carry out a new research project that looks at the geographic communities in Tauranga: who is in them, and what are theirRead more

TECT Community Awards Launched

The new TECT Community Awards have now been officially launched.  These awards will be a celebration of individuals and groups who contribute to making the Western Bay of Plenty one of the greatestRead more

Community Conservation Boosted Thanks to TECT Support

Penguins, kiwi’s, forests, weta’s and frogs are just some of the beneficiaries of a fantastic boost to community conservation, thanks to TECT. TECT have just approved a funding application toRead more

Wairoa River Bridge Cycleway Underway

Work has started on the Wairoa River Bridge cycleway which will complete the final link in the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycle trail. Contractor Brian Perry Civil Limited has set up its construction baseRead more

Vote of Confidence for Increased Granting Towards Transformational Community Projects

A recent consultation of TECT beneficiaries has shown over 40% are keen to see the amount distributed to the community by the trust be increased. The consultation related to a special dividend ofRead more

TECT Announces New Rebate Payment Options

Eligible TECT beneficiaries now have the option to receive their TECT rebate direct into their bank account. The change means rebates will no longer be paid via cheque. The new payment method is oneRead more

TECT Announces Special Distribution

The TECT Trustees have agreed to distribute an unexpected windfall of $21M to consumers. This distribution is in addition to TECT’s regular annual rebate and has been made possible through aRead more

Tauranga RDA Celebrate Double the Support

There’s nothing quite like a week filled with good news. TECT has just signed off another $70,000 in funding for Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA), ensuring they can keep up their amazingRead more

Surf Club Celebrates Significant TECT Grant

As far as TECT grants go, this one will have long-reaching, life-saving benefits. TECT has just announced an $800,000 contribution to both the Mount Maunganui and Papamoa surf clubs for theirRead more

Scholarships Up for Grabs at New Tauranga Campus

With the University of Waikato’s CBD campus beginning to take shape, it’s not just cutting an impressive figure on Tauranga’s city-scape. The future also looks brighter for tertiary studentsRead more

2018 TECT Trustee Election - Candidates Announced

It’s election time again for TECT and the trust has again appointed Warwick Lampp from Ltd as its independent returning officer to manage the process. The trust is administered byRead more

New Cyclist Bridges for Tauranga City

Two new $285,000 cyclist and pedestrian bridges built over a stream at either end of the Takitumu Toll Road are part of the plan to create a commuter hub around the city. One of the bridges was builtRead more

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