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

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.

Gisborne Boardriders Club was granted $120,000 towards their Surf for Life East Coast project, which will see containers being installed at Tokomaru Bay, Waipiro Bay and Wharekahika with equipment to provide surfing programmes for those communities.

It is one of six projects to receive Trust funding through May and June, totalling $201,900. Each of the projects were able to demonstrate strong alignments with the Trust’s wellbeing framework, He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora. Applicants will capture data to report on the impacts of the funding.

Taupua Tairāwhiti, a shared services model developed by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti, was awarded $50,000 to continue their work as a service provider for the sporting community and not-for-profit sector. Taupua provides finance and administrative support, as well as capability training, for groups primarily operating with volunteers and limited resources. The Trust contributed $75,000 towards their pilot last year.

The Nest Collective (TNC) will receive $10,000 towards providing packs of baby and children’s essentials for whānau in need. As a registered charity, TNC works alongside community partners to distribute the packs through social workers, kaiāwhina, midwives and Tamariki Ora nurses. The group plans to get these packs out to 75 families with a newborn in the next financial year.

Other groups supported included:

  • Alzheimers Gisborne Tairāwhiti received $10,000 towards operational costs to enable them to support those diagnosed with dementia and their whānau and carers in the region.
  • Mangapapa Kindergarten received $9900 towards fencing that will support outdoor programmes for tamariki and health and safety to meet requirements.
  • Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa received $2000 towards delivering a seminar for Tairāwhiti providers and community groups.

For the Trust’s upcoming funding round dates and application criteria, click here.

DATE: 5 July 2022