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

TECT Rescue Helicopter Adapting to Protect Community During Lockdown

The streets may be quieter, the bike tracks empty, and the parks abandoned. But unfortunately, accidents still happen. From rolled cars, to serious medical events, one charity working through theRead more

Western Bay of Plenty Funders Collaborate for Rapid Response COVID-19 Fund

Funders in the Western Bay of Plenty have come together to establish a new Rapid Response Fund to support community groups who are experiencing increased demand and/or funding shortfall as a resultRead more

Scholarships Awarded to University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Students

Over twenty University of Waikato Tauranga campus students gathered last night to celebrate receiving scholarships generously donated by the Tauranga Tertiary Campus Charitable Trust (TTCCT) andRead more

Finalists Announced for TECT Community Awards

TECT is proud to announce the finalists for the TECT Community Awards, which celebrate the community groups, volunteers and young changemakers who are helping make the Western Bay of Plenty one ofRead more

TECT Sole Sponsor of Rescue Helicopter

TECT, longtime supporter of the Bay of Plenty Coastal rescue helicopter service, have recently become sole naming right sponsor. Formerly known as the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter it will nowRead more

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

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