April 2021

The following applications were approved by Trustees in the April 2021 meeting under He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora - Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Framework.


Rua Bioscience


Celebrate achievements of East Coast Rangatahi
• Encourage local Rangatahi as a key priority on delivering social and economic impact
• Contribute to developing capability
• Developing Scholarship programme with input from Tairawhiti schools, business, and community leaders
• Hapu lead initiative

$10,000 and under



Ruatoria Aero Club

60th Commemorations. It hopes to increase knowledge of the industry and inspire young people to develop plans for the future involving aviation.


Tairāwhiti Community Voice 

fund a coordinator for 20 hours per week to provide NFP organisations network meetings and support.


Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust

Cover driver and petrol costs which will reduce the barrier of transport issues for those who want to work in a remote area. It will pay for two vans to travel daily from Matakaoa to Te Kaha.


Eastland Swim

Hold The Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay Swim Champs with more than 300 swimmers due to take part. Funding reduces barriers to entering for local competitors and the event brings benefits to local accommodation and hospitality providers.


Ruatoria Gamers Club

Resources for games, power, and food. It will also go towards a mural project they are planning.


 Tairāwhiti Lantern Festival 

Support for an event that promotes the appreciation of cultural diversity.