Rotorua Lakes Council community grants

Rotorua Lakes 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.

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 

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.

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.

Low Emissions Contestable Fund

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

Booking Cares Fund

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

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.