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July distributions enhance education, sports and accessibility initiatives in Tairāwhiti

Just over $74,000 in community grants were approved in the Trust Tairāwhiti July funding round to enhance education, sports and accessibility initiatives in our region. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o…

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Matariki in Tairāwhiti

To celebrate the rise of Matariki, local groups, schools and iwi across Tairāwhiti are bringing their communities together to celebrate the Māori New Year. Trust Tairāwhiti has approved $52,963 to…

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Grants for recovery, culture and regional programms

More than $181,990 in community grants were approved in the Trust Tairāwhiti June funding round. These grants will support recovery initiatives, preserve cultural heritage and advance regional…

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Cultural, sporting and tech initiatives receive Trust funding

Over $170,000 in community grants have been approved by Trust Tairāwhiti in its latest funding round. Cultural, sporting and tech initiatives across Gisborne and the East Coast feature on the list of…

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Funding announcement: Te Uranga o Te Ra

Trust Tairāwhiti announces funding for major waka ama competition One of the region’s biggest ever sporting competitions is happening this October, with the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa clubs of Te Uranga o Te…

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Positive community impacts for Rua programme

More local rangatahi will gain tertiary scholarships and bring their expertise back to the region, as Rua Bioscience expands its highly successful Impact Programme in 2024.

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Trust supports school pool heating and energy resilience project

Trust Tairāwhiti has approved $3.5 million in funding for a significant project that combines pool heating and renewable solar energy generation alongside battery storage at four schools on the East…

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Anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle

Trust Tairāwhiti, along with funding partners Te Whatu Ora and Eastern and Central Community Trust, has provided $242,696.75 in funding for community-led commemoration events and initiatives to mark…

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December distributions 2023

Over $897,000 in community grants were approved in the final funding round of the year from Trust Tairāwhiti. The biggest recipient was Gisborne Speedway Club, which will receive up to $267,000…

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October distributions 2023

Community grants totalling just over $196,000 were approved in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti. The biggest recipients were Toitu Tairāwhiti and Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou, which each…

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September distributions 2023

Five community initiatives were supported with distributions totalling $285,735 in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti. Matawai Memorial Hall Association was the biggest recipient…

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Swim for life

Last year more than 3000 kids from around the region were able to grow their competency in the water thanks to the Swim for Life Tairāwhiti (SFLT) programme.

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Huringa Pai

Huringa Pai Charitable Trust takes an inclusive, knowledge-based approach to healthy living, enabling their vision for whānau to live healthier and longer. It was founded in 2016 by Dr Willem…

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The Gisborne Boardriders Club (GBC) East Coast surfing initiative is not just about catching waves but connecting whānau to the taiao and the moana through the shared experience of surfing. Last year…

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June distributions

Over $117,000 was awarded to four community groups in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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May distributions 2023

The Motu Trails Charitable Trust will receive $90,000 from Trust Tairāwhiti over three years to boost their marketing and promotions to attract more visitors to the region.

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April distributions

Four community groups were supported with grants totalling $178,000 in the latest distribution round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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Warmer Kiwi Homes programme

Grants for home heating and insulation are available for eligible homeowners in the Tairāwhiti region.