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Who can apply for the Trustpower Tauranga Community Fund?

We encourage community organisations or individuals to apply. We will consider events, projects and initiatives that display:

 

  • Manaakitanga – caring for our communities and people, and putting people at the heart of the decision.
  • Kaitiakitanga – taking up the role of guardian and protector of our environment, for future generations.
  • Sustainability – improving, growing, learning and adapting in smart ways to make a difference.

 

The Trustpower Tauranga Community Fund is available to groups or individuals located within the red outline on the map below:

 

Tauranga Map

Funding rounds

There are three funding periods a year: 


  1. March: opens 1 March, closes 31 March. 
  2. July: opens 1 July, closes 31 July. 
  3. November: opens 1 November, closes 30 November. 

Applications for each round must be made using the official application form, and be received by the last day of that month. 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the following month. Successful applicants may also be posted on Trustpower's website, social media pages, and other communications. 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM;

Criteria


  • Applications must fall within the stipulated criteria to be considered. 
  • Applications must showcase a connection with ‘what’s important to us’.
  • Expenses applied for must be incurred within New Zealand, with the exception of items purchased overseas that are not available in New Zealand.
  • All grants must be applied to specific, future-based purposes.

Other information for applicants


  • Only one application per community organisation will be accepted per funding round, and eligible organisations are limited to two successful applications per calendar year.
  • An evaluation panel made up of representatives from different teams and in different roles at Trustpower considers all applications and decides who receives funding. This panel will change from round to round.
  • Applicants may have their funding approved in full or in part at the sole discretion of Trustpower.
  • As a guideline for how much to apply for, each grant usually ranges from around $200 to $2,000.

For more information, please email: taurangacommunityfund@trustpower.co.nz