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

With clear focus areas, we can achieve the best outcomes for Rotorua by:

  • Funding
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

priority areas

Healthy Families

Whānau Ora

We believe:


Taiao Ora


Strengthening communities


A vibrant and resilient Rotorua for all.

All grant applications are to be submitted online. With the exception of November and December, applications close on the last day of each month and will have a funding outcome confirmed by the end of the following month. Applications submitted in December will be considered at the Trust’s February meeting.

 Application Closing Date Rotorua Trust Board Meeting
 30 September 2023 27 October 2023
 31 October 2023 24 November 2023
 22 November 2023 15 December 2023

The decision to approve or decline a funding application lies with Trustees, who meet every month (apart from January) to consider each grant request and the accompanying funding recommendation. Trustees will generally only consider one application from an organisation over a 12-month period.

All applications are reviewed by our Grants Advisor, Megan Romanes, who will prepare funding recommendations for consideration by Trustees. Megan will contact most applicants before she develops her final recommendation.

We encourage you to talk to Megan before you submit your application. Megan’s email address is