We support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations and groups from across the Rotorua community.

Our aim is to ensure our funds make a real and positive difference to our community, with particular focus on the following priority areas:

• Health and the first 1,000 days of a child’s life

• Education and employment opportunities

• Vibrancy (arts, culture, events and activities)

• The environment and renewable energy

• Strengthening our communities

Check grant criteria to see if you are eligible for a grant.

All grant applications are to be submitted online. Applications close on the last day of each month. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Trust’s grants co-ordinator, Jackie McCullough, and funding recommendations prepared for consideration by Trustees in the following month.

We encourage you to talk to Jackie before you submit your application.

The decision to approve or decline an application lies with our Trustees who generally meet once a month to consider each grant request, along with the accompanying funding recommendation.

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Trustees will generally only consider one application from an organisation over a 12 month period.


We’ll also do our best to provide local community groups with funding advice and guidance.

This can involve connecting people and organisations, removing barriers where we can, sharing knowledge and networks and making it easy for people to ask for help.

If you’re looking for support but not sure where to go, contact us and we’ll help steer you in the right direction.

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