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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. Except for 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.

2024 Funding Rounds

Application Due DateBoard Meeting
Wednesday, 31 January 2024Friday, 23 February 2024
Thursday, 29 February 2024Thursday, 28 March 2024
Sunday, 31 March 2024Friday, 26 April 2024
Tuesday, 30 April 2024Friday, 31 May 2024
Friday, 31 May 2024Thursday, 27 June
Sunday, 30 June 2024Friday, 26 July 2024
Wednesday, 31 July 2024Friday, 30 August 2024
Saturday, 31 August 2024Friday, 27 September 2024
Monday, 30 September 2024Friday, 25 October 2024
Thursday, 31 October 2024Friday, 29 November 2024
Monday, 18 NovemberFriday, 13 December 2024

The decision to approve or decline a funding application lies with the 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