The Regional Safety and Rescue Services Fund (RSRSF) supports organisations that provide vital safety and rescue services to both local people in our community, and visitors to our region. Applications for the Fund have now closed.

Background:

The Regional Safety and Rescue Services Fund is a new, centralised approach to the funding for safety and rescue service providers across the Bay of Plenty. As part of the 2018/19 Annual Plan and the 2021-2031 LTP, BOPRC consulted on the centralised funding approach and the introduction of a targeted rate and this received strong support from the community.

This centralised funding approach enables organisations to apply for funding for operating costs (not Capital) through one central process endorsed by Councils in the BOP region. The new regional approach provides opportunity for councils across the region to come together collectively and use their knowledge and capability to better support key safety and rescue services with a regional view. Previously RSRS organisations would obtain funding by applying to multiple bodies regionally and nationally, which was inefficient and resulted in key resources being spent on contacting and applying to these bodies for funding that could of actually be spent on service delivery to the community.

Applications have now closed.