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.

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:

$811,483

Community Development

Supporting the people at the
heart of our community.

$0

Community Facilities

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

$105,000

Community Events

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

Latest News

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

Awhina House Helps Homeless Women Through Alert Levels

It’s a house like any other in our neighbourhoods. There are beds providing the comfort of sleep, a kitchen full of home-cooked meals made with love, a garden tended to by green-fingered hands, andRead more

Nepalese Association in BOP Gives Gift of Groceries for Newcomers

For Devendra (name changed), moving from Nepal to New Zealand was a big life decision. He arrived in February and had just started studying at Toi Ohomai when the lockdown was announced. While heRead more

Katikati Christian Foodbank Says Peak Demand Soon to Come

While there has been a steady need for food parcels since the lockdown, the Katikati Foodbank believes peak demand will come once the wage subsidy is exhausted and the true financial impact is feltRead more

Community Groups Get Boost from Rapid Response Funding

From PPE equipment keeping a community centre running, and support for those with a learning disability, to the broadcasting of COVID-19 information for the Deaf community; there is need in everyRead more

Salvation Army Supports People Across the Community

Enquiries to The Salvation Army in Tauranga have doubled compared to last year, with over 260 requests for help since the end of March, meeting the needs of over 600 people. Providing support in theRead more

New Phones for Te Puna Hauora Ki Uta Ki Tai Alleviate Isolation

For mental health providers supporting our community through lockdown, having access to a phone is vital. Having access to a smartphone, however, opens up a whole new way to connect. CommunityRead more

Tauranga Community Foodbank Sees Surge in New Clients

A third of people Tauranga Community Foodbank has helped in the last month have never used their service before. From those self-employed now unable to earn, to stranded international seasonal workeRead more

$103,000 in Funding Approved Through Rapid Response Fund

Over $103,000 in funding was approved last week through the Rapid Response Fund, supporting nine community groups facing increased demand as a result of COVID-19. This second round of funding supporRead more

Street Kai Show Kindness to Homeless Through Lockdown

It's a family gathering every Monday night; sharing food, a cuppa, conversations, and kindness. But this family gathering is a little larger than most. 'Milo Night', as it's known, brings 150 peopleRead more

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