Funding

Rotorua Lakes Council community grants

Council provides community assistance in the form of Community Grants and Partnership Agreements for the not for profit sector in order to create a strong social base, meet local needs and make a difference in the community. This funding is available once every three years and provides recipients with guaranteed funding each year for three years.

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Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust

The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust has funding available for projects and ideas that:

  • educate individuals working in the New Zealand tourism industry and New Zealanders about tourism
  • foster and promote a tourism industry based on the sustainable use and preservation of the country's natural assets 

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Next Foundation

The NEXT Foundation administers an up to 10-year, $100 million programme of strategic philanthropy. Any group or individual can submit an application for funding of New Zealand-based environmental or education projects.

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The Tindall Foundation

The Tindall Foundation aims to contribute towards building a stronger, sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand. Donations are made across four areas, including caring for the environment and protecting biodiversity and strengthening the community sector.

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Low Emissions Contestable Fund

The Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund encourages innovation and investment to accelerate the uptake of low emission vehicles.

 

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Booking Cares Fund

The Booking Cares Fund is Booking.com’s €2 million fund programme to champion changemakers in sustainable tourism.

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Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund

This Government Fund invests in people and organisations undertaking or planning research which supports the four themes of the Vision Mātauranga Policy: indigenous innovation; taiao achieving environmental sustainability; hauora/oranga improving health and social wellbeing; and mātauranga exploring indigenous knowledge. In June 2018, funding was announced for 34 new projects worth $3.8 million over two years. New projects included sustainability in the Chatham Islands and improving biodiversity and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) in South Westland. 

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