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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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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.

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Quick-turnaround community grants

In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, 49 community groups in Tairāwhiti were supported with quick-turnaround grants to help their recovery efforts.

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Six community organisations supported with over $200,000 in funds from Trust Tairāwhiti

An initiative to provide surfing programmes in East Coast townships was one of the major recipients in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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April distributions

Seven local community groups will benefit from grants totalling $59,500 in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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November distributions

A not-for-profit, whānau housing initiative by Hikurangi Enterprises was the biggest recipient in the latest Trust Tairāwhiti funding round.

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October distributions

Over $120,000 was awarded to a diverse range of community projects and events in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti. The recipients demonstrated strong alignments with muka (outcomes) of…

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Funding confirmed for community facilities

Trust Tairāwhiti will fund up to $15 million towards "early win" sports facility projects, including waka storage facilities at Anzac and Marina Parks and the skatepark redevelopment.