There are a number of organisations who provide funding for projects in our region.

Please note this list is not exhaustive, but if your organisation provides funding and would like to be included here please contact our team

Acorn Foundation

"Encouraging Giving for the Western BOP"

The Acorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust operating in Tauranga. It was established in 2003, to encourage people to consider leaving a gift in their will to benefit the local community forever. People can also make gifts during their lifetime to build up their fund and maximise the tax rebates now available.

Akarana Community Trust

Akarana welcomes grant applications from a wide range of non-profit organisations. The Trust is a major supporter of amateur sport, and supports programmes such as breakfasts for children in low-decile schools. Akarana is committed to making high-quality, local grants that support general community, cultural, and religious causes. Their current venue is based in the Welcome Bay area.

ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation

The foundation supports charitable organisations whose work fulfils one or more of the following purposes: to assist in the promotion of financial literacy; to provide opportunities for all New Zealanders to achieve economic and social independence; to provide access to learning opportunities that prepare people for meaningful work and a high quality of life; to assist people working together to create viable and secure communities; to assist to conserve New Zealand's natural and historical resources.

Arataiohi (Youth Week Grants)

Youth Week is about recognising the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand.  The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society. Ultimately we want Aotearoa/ New Zealand to be a country where young people are vibrant and optimistic through being supported and encouraged to take up challenges. The grants support activities held during the annual Youth Week.

BayTrust will consider grants for organisations and projects which significantly help build, strengthen or enhance Bay of Plenty Communities. Projects and organisations should help achieve the Trust's Strategic Outcome areas including: Active Communities, Healthy Communities, Education, Cultural Heritage, Community Economic Development.  A high priority for funding is directed towards organisations or projects addressing identified areas of need in a community; Organisations with significant volunteer (unpaid) assistance; Important projects where BayTrust funding may act as a lever in attracting additional funding.

BOP Regional Council

BOP Regional Council's environment enhancement fund provides seed funding for community-based environment projects in the Bay of Plenty.  Applications open on July 1st each year.

Canon Oceania Grants - Inspiring Tomorrow

This programme supports schools and not-for-profit groups who are addressing both social and environmental issues in their community and inspiring change for future generations.  Canon are offering eight grants worth of Canon equipment in-kind across Australia and New Zealand.

Creative New Zealand

Creative NZ Fund across a range of different activities within the arts.  These are activities that will deliver results that will achieve the long term goals of Creative New Zealand.

Creative Communities Arts Funding Scheme - this scheme is for Arts based initiatives and programmes.

Department of Internal Affairs

Individuals, community and welfare groups can apply for a range of funding which is managed by the Department of Internal Affairs Local Government and Community Branch.

Four Winds Foundation

Funds are available for any charitable, philanthropic, cultural or sporting purpose that provides a benefit to the local community.

Frozen Funds Charitable Trust

The purpose of the Frozen Funds Charitable Trust is to provide grants for projects run by, and for, people who use mental health or intellectual disability services.

Grassroots Trust

Grassroots is a charitable gaming machine trust. The Trust primarily fosters the amateur game of rugby union within NZ. It also has a mandate to support other amateur sport and organisations benefiting local communities.

iSport Foundation

The iSport Foundation focuses on youth and sport, an area their founders are passionate about.  They fund youth sports teams and individuals between 12 and 18 years, both able and disabled, to be the best they can be, no matter their circumstances.

JR McKenzie Trust

Established in 1940, the JR McKenzie trust has a 70-year history of helping to build stronger communities. The trust funds organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand and focuss on disadvantaged children and their families as well as Maori development.

Kiwi Gaming Foundation

Kiwi Gaming Foundation (under its original name, Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust or CERT for short) was established in 2011 to assist with the Christchurch rebuild. The Foundation’s focus is now on supporting amateur sport, education, arts and culture, and other community initiatives. Their current venue is based in Maungatapu.

Legacy Trust

Legacy Trust is a registered charitable trust and the owner of Legacy Funerals Tauranga and other funeral business interests. The Trust is responsible for the management of the business operations and the annual distribution of all profits from the business for the good of the local community.

Lindsay Foundation

The Lindsay Foundation’s mission is to support Kiwi individuals and organisations who aspire to make a positive difference in New Zealand, with a focus on the areas of animal welfare, children, disabilities and health.

The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation’s purpose is to help good causes all around New Zealand. As a Charitable Trust, they grant millions of dollars every year to a huge range of clubs, charities and community groups from large to small, in areas as diverse as health, education, sports, arts and culture.

​Lottery Community Grants Board

Lottery Community grants are available for not-for-profit organisations with a community or social service focus for ongoing operating costs or projects which help improve the quality of people’s lives in their communities.

Lottery Community Facilities provides grants to improve or build new community facilities, or for feasibility studies to work out if plans to improve or build community facilities can be achieved and will benefit the community.

Mazda Foundation Trust

Grants are targeted to the natural environment, arts and culture, education, employment skills.  They have three funding rounds per year: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September.

Ministry for Ethnic Communities

The Ethnic Communities Development Fund has $4.2 million a year available for projects that support ethnic communities to grow their skills, celebrate their culture, and take part in society.

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

The Ministry for Pacific peoples is the principal advisor on policies and intervention that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples. There is a range of funding available for Pacific communities, youth, and established providers.

Ministry of Youth Development

The Ministry of Youth Development spends around $8.253 million a year on a wide range of Youth Development opportunities. They provide funding for community-based services to support young people, aged 12 to 24, to develop and use knowledge, skills and experiences to participate confidently in their communities.

New Horizons for Women Trust

The New Horizons for Women Trust supports second-chance education and training, research on issues affecting women and initiatives that promote peace.

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT)

Kiwi’s love their sport, the NZCT loves to help them enjoy & participate in their sporting passions,  NZCT is excited about the difference it makes to sporting organizations across the country, whether it’s a school group or adult team, a national sports body or elite competitor, the NZCT helps New Zealander’s of all ages & abilities to take part in sport. 80% amateur sport funded.

NZ Racing Board

Funding is available to encourage active participation in New Zealand Amateur sports.

​Perpetual Guardian

Perpetual Guardian manages the largest number of registered Charitable Trusts in New Zealand. They administer over 550 Charitable Trusts on behalf of the generous legacies of their clients. In 2016, this translated to approximately $30 million invested in the community through grants and scholarships.

Pub Charity

Pub Charity's focus is on supporting communities all over NZ. They make a huge difference to a wide range of local causes each year by returning millions of dollars in gaming machine proceeds to NZ communities.

Rotary Club of Tauranga

The Rotary Club of Tauranga continues its strong tradition of community service.

​Southern Stars is a Charitable Trust

Southern Stars is a Charitable Trust that is dedicated to providing a better life for special needs and disadvantaged children in New Zealand.

Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand is dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. They focus on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage.

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council is committed to supporting innovative and resilient communities through its Community Development Match Fund, and to fostering our vibrant events environment through the Event Funding Framework.

The Community Development Match Fund helps groups deliver neighbourhood projects that help build strong, innovative and vibrant communities. Small Match Fund Grants of up to $1000 can be applied for at any time, and Medium Match Fund grants (up to $10,000) are considered twice per year.  Visit the TCC website for more information.

The purpose of the Event Funding Framework is to provide financial support to events that champion our funding 'values' and 'priorities' via the Community Event Fund, Event Support Fund and Major Events Fund. 

Tindall Foundation

The Tindall Foundation is a philanthropic family trust established in 1995 by Stephen and Margaret Tindall.  Their guiding philosophy is to give a 'hand up' to New Zealanders in need.  Families, social service, environment, third sector funding.

We Care Community Trust

We Care gives priority to grant applicants based in the cities where its gaming venues are located. They make grants for education, community cultural and arts festival, public amenities, sports facilities, amateur sports, and other charitable and non-charitable purposes beneficial to the community.

Western Bay of Plenty (WBOP) District Council

The main aim of the fund is to offer support to organisations and individuals with an activity or project that fits with Council’s long term plan and that benefits the residents and ratepayers of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Priority will be given to specific community based projects and community groups or individuals who are planning such projects. TECT, in partnership with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council, contributed funding to the Katikati Action Centre and TECT Park.

Wilson Home Trust

The trust provides a range of support for children with physical disabilities.  They also actively collaborate with a range of health, education and community organisations that provide services for children with disabilities.

Youthtown Trust

Youthtown is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected not-for-profit organisations. They have a proud history of developing and supporting young people.

This work is made possible through a network of New Zealand gaming venues. Net proceeds from gaming machines operated at those venues pledging support to Youthtown are then distributed to make positive youth development a reality.


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