Te Rākau Tū Pakari funding for community groups
10 March 2021
The Te Rākau Tū Pakari Fund is for community groups and organisations including not-for-profits, charitable organisations and social enterprises; local marae, hapū, iwi; sports clubs, codes and regional sporting bodies delivering programmes specifically to Rotorua; community associations or hubs; multicultural and ethnic community organisations/groups; local arts organisations/groups; other community-based interest groups and social service providers.
The $1m fund was created to help address some of the medium to long-term impacts of COVID-19 by providing financial support to organisations and groups as they respond to the needs of our communities. The fund aims to support the community sector to adapt to new ways of working, and to respond to needs and new opportunities. We are looking for applications that grow capability, collaboration and innovation within the organisations or the communities they serve.
To date, the Te Rākau Tū Pakari fund has assisted 19 local community groups in Rotorua to strengthen social connections and wellbeing.
Recent recipients include:
- The Central North Island Kindergarten Trust to provide te reo resource kits to ten kindergartens aimed at tamariki.
- Older Persons Community Centre Trust to conduct a feasibility study and concept plans for development of an older persons community services hub.
- Rotorua Primary School for a contribution towards waka ama programme/equipment.
- St Chads to purchase laptops and equipment needed to communicate with vulnerable clients.
- Patua Te Taniwha Charitable Trust for equipment required to participate in community events aimed at providing suicide awareness throughout Rotorua.
The fund closes Wednesday 30 June. For more information visit: https://www.rotorualakescouncil.nz/our-city/community-development/grantsandfunding/Pages/Te-Rakau-Tu-Pakari-Fund.aspx