Submit your application below for your local activity or project.

Apply for sponsorship

To be eligible for this fund, you will need to:

  • Have a credible track record of completing activities.
  • Reside within the Bay of Plenty.

The activity will need to:

No application will receive more than $2000 for any single activity and no applicant will receive more than $2500 in one financial year.

We like to remain involved and connected to the projects we sponsor,  so please invite councillors and staff of the Council to participate in the activity where appropriate. Please also make sure you acknowledge Bay of Plenty Regional Council in media statements, advertising and promotion surrounding the sponsored activity.

At the end of the project you will also need to provide a simple evaluation including details of attendance numbers, media coverage, a summary of what happened, how it was promoted, the outcomes and the use of the money of the sponsored event or activity.

Please contact us for more information.

Past Testimonies

Mount Festival Multisport Community Event

The funding helped the event run in a safe and engaging way for the community. The event was enjoyed by hundreds of participants across all levels of fitness and backgrounds. The funding went toward operating costs of the event which contributed to the successful running of the event in a safe environment for participants, spectators and general public. 

STEM Wana Trust

STEM in the Community is a free event with the aim to take STEM engagement to schools, communities and locations, outside of major cities, that might not usually have the opportunity to participate in these types of STEM based activities. We engaged with 260+ people (children and adults) during this three day event. They had the opportunity to participate in STEM activities. Thanks to this grant we were able to provide healthy and eco-friendly snacks to children and print signage, banners and lanyards for the event. Providing healthy snacks and purchasing printed signage, banners and lanyards for a three days event. 

People, Plants in Schools

We have approximately 350 children go through our in-school garden programme per year and we have grown to now operate in seven schools in the catchment area of Mount Maunganui to Pāpāmoa. With increased operational costs, this funding allowed PiPS to continue to deliver a quality programme and grow. 

Tiakina Taiao Biosecurity Program

We have thoroughly enjoyed delivering this mātauranga Māori based biosecurity program to six of our schools in Tauranga Moana. This has included Te Kura o Matapihi, Te Kura o Otepou, Te Kura o Te Matai, Maketu School, Maungatapu School and Merivale School.

To date our coverage of delivery has been to 76 tamariki and their kaiako. We also have one more program day that we hope to deliver to Katikati and Te Puna primary schools in April this year with another 40 students. We also have a follow up education resource to help each school to continue their Tiakina Taiao biosecurity kaupapa. 

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Maximum amount funded $2000 for the year.
  1. To all Bay of Plenty Regional Council media statements, advertising, and promotion surrounding the sponsored activity
  2. Bay of Plenty Regional Council will have the right to use the sponsorship activity in its own promotional work and to using your submitted application material including photos in all Bay of Plenty Regional Council media
  3. That Councillors and staff of Bay of Plenty Regional Council will be invited to participate in the activity at no cost where this is appropriate
  4. Is directly relevant to the Bay of Plenty
  5. Does not exceed the maximum amount available of $2000
  6. Is not considered a conflict of interest

Give at least 3 examples of how your activity or event will contribute to your community outcomes (please list under the appropriate outcome).

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