Do You Qualify for Funding?

There are a few things that determine an organisation's ability to apply for TECT funding. We've developed an interactive Q&A to take you through the key eligibility criteria and guide you towards the appropriate fund for your needs.

1. Is your organisation a non-profit entity?

A non-profit entity can be any of the following:

  • Registered Charity
  • Incorporated Society
  • School
  • Amateur Sports Organisation

2. Is your organisation a TECT beneficiary?

A TECT beneficiary is a non-profit organisation located generally in the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty district, and who has a power account with Trustpower in the name of the organisation

3. Has your organisation received TECT funding in the last 12 months?

Only one grant will be approved to an organisation in any 12 month period regardless of which funding scheme is being applied to.

4. Are your organisations' accounts required to be audited or reviewed?

Your Trust Deed, Club Rules, or Constitution will specify whether or not your annual accounts are to be audited or reviewed.

TECT requires a copy of your latest financial statements including the auditors report or independant review report where applicable.

If your organisation has elected at an AGM not to have the accounts audited or reviewed, a copy of that minuted resolution is required.

5. Are you applying for funds toward the purchase or build of a new facility, or the rebuild/fitout of a current facility?

TECT funds facilities projects which have a significant benefit to the community. Funds can be directed towards a new amenity or a significant upgrade of an existing amenity.

Amenities projects can be applied for under our Community Amenities Fund. Click 'Yes” below to find out more about this fund and to download an application form.

6. Do you need funding for a community event?

TECT's Community Events fund is for community organisations holding an event that is open to the public.

Applications will be assessed on how they contribute to the community in terms of economic and social benefit.

Click 'Yes' below to find out more about the Community Events Fund and to download the application form.

7. Do you need funding for operating costs?

TECT will consider applications for operating expenses from qualifying organisations.

TECT will generally only fund up to 15% of total operating budget.

Operating Costs can be applied for under our Community Development Fund. Click 'Yes' below to find out more about the Community Development Fund and to download the application form.

8. Do you need funding for any of the following:

  • Vehicle expenses
  • Equipment purchases (electrical & non-electrical)
  • Energy efficiency or environmental sustainability projects
  • Community projects/programmes
  • Upgrade of outdoor areas

TECT's Community Development Fund is targeted for projects and programmes that have a positive impact on the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga communities.

Click 'Yes' below to find out more about the Community Development Fund and to download the application form.

NB: TECT does not fund individuals, sports teams or uniforms of any kind.

Community Amenities

Cut off dates: 1st April, 1st September

TECT’s Community Amenities fund is targeted towards the build of new amenities or the purchase/upgrade of an existing amenity. The amenity must have significant community benefit; providing places our community can enjoy spending time in the Western Bay.

Examples include new buildings, halls, sports centres and playgrounds. Smaller applications may be considered out of round, please contact our office for details.

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Community Development

Cut off dates: 1st of every month

TECT’s Community Development Fund is targeted to supporting the work of Community Organisations as well as community projects and programmes that have a positive impact on the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Communities.  

Examples include: equipment, operating costs, one off projects, energy efficiency and technology purchases. 

A separate Schools policy applies - please contact our office.

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Community Events

Cut off dates: 1st of every month

TECT’s Community Events Fund is available for community events that are open to the public. 

Applications will be assessed on how they contribute to the community in terms of economic benefit, providing event variety and whether the event will be enjoyed by a significant number of Consumers.

Unless event entry is free, a discount for TECT Consumers will be a consideration.

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Thank you for your enquiry

TECT will consider applications from organisations who are in the process of applying for charitable status.

In some circumstances TECT may consider applications from groups that operate independently but come under the umbrella of a qualifying organisation.

Please contact our office to discuss whether or not your organisation/group qualifies.

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In some circumstances TECT may consider applications from non-beneficiaries. This normally occurs when an organisation doesn't have its own office or is a national body applying on behalf of a regional organisation or is part of a national project.

It is possible that becoming a TECT beneficiary may be a condition of any funding granted (usually for new facilities).

Please contact our office to discuss whether or not your organisation/group qualifies.

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Even if you haven't been able to find a fund that suits, we may still be able to help!
Please contact our office to discuss your project or funding needs and our team will help determine your eligibility, and which funding scheme may be appropriate.

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TECT only funds one application per funding scheme, per year, for any one organisation.
To find out when you are next able to apply, please contact our office.

 

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