About Acorn funding
There are a variety of ways that the Acorn Foundation provides funding for our community. We have an annual funding round that runs from May to September each year. Charitable organisations can apply each year for this funding, become a ‘tagged’ recipient, or set up their own Community Group Fund with Acorn. Find out more below.
Scholarships are available at different times throughout the year, with specific criteria and timings for each award. For more information on applying for scholarships, click here.
If you are planning a community-driven event that needs funding our new joint event fund may be the answer.
The Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund is a collaboration between Acorn Foundation, Bay Trust, Tauranga City Council, TECT Community Trust and Western Bay of Plenty District Council to support community events taking place in the region. The purpose of the fund is to streamline the process for applicants by providing one centralised fund, as well as potentially providing access to new and additional funding previously not available. For more information about the event fund, click here.
You can skip the annual application process and receive annual
distributions forever if a donor specifies your charity to receive
distributions from their endowment fund. This is a great option to offer your donors as an alternative fundraising strategy.