Community group funds
To ensure a continuous income stream in the future, the following organisations have set up a community group fund with Acorn into which their supporters can directly contribute. Once the minimum threshold has been reached, the interest from the fund will then provide an annual income stream for the organisation, FOREVER.
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Below is a very useful information sheet to help community groups get started building an endowment fund. It includes several suggestions on how to approach your supporters to ask them to consider this very important funding method.
List of Acorn Community Group Funds
This fund supports areas of greatest need in our community. Previous recipients include Awhina House, Good Neighbour, Tauranga Community Housing Trust, Volunteering BOP and Youth Development Trust.
Working for the rights and well-being of older people in our community. Providing information, helping them to adapt to life changes, and ensuring they continue to thrive and participate in society.
Supporting people suffering from dementia to live the best life they can. Working with individuals, families, whanau and caregivers to find the best solutions for each person. Support groups, walking groups, activity groups.
Aiming to improve the well-being of our community's wildlife. Educating and creating public awareness in order to ensure the long-term health of our wildlife and its natural environment.
Protecting the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation. A non-commercial trust where income from the (Classic Flyers) museum, cafe, shop and events goes back into preservation of our aviation heritage.
Supporting organisations in our region working towards environmental restoration and conservation. Providing shared administration support services, education, marketing advocacy and collaboration.
Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. Bi-annual Garden & Art Festival including up to 70 beautiful gardens and 100 amazing artists.
Supporting individuals and the wider community affected by Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingtons Disease and other allied neurological disorders. Providing physical activities, social gatherings, and social worker support.
Established in 1911, the BOP Rugby Union has a very proud rugby tradition and heritage. It has produced many NZ representatives as well as representative coaches and support staff at provincial and international level.
Aiming to improve the quality of life of people who suffer from a complex chronic illness, as well as that of their loved ones. CCI provides an innovative award-winning programme call "Towards Wellness".
Supporting the development and growth of the arts and culture in Tauranga Moana and the Western Bay of Plenty. Connecting, upskilling, supporting and promoting - helping arts and culture in Tauranga thrive.
Representing and supporting people with diabetes. Providing information and resources to help identify and manage diabetes symptoms.
Supporting youth (under 25) and their families with drug and alcohol problems. Empowering youth via one-on-one counselling, or the ongoing Stoked Mauri Ora Programme. Providing information and support to schools or groups.
Using the power of community to make positive changes in the neighbourhood. Neighbourhood projects, community gardens, food rescue and distribution to the community, training and mentoring.
Inspiring all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills.
Providing safe, nurturing in-house foster care services, with a focus on keeping siblings together. Helping to heal trauma, develop and encourage children to become strong individuals, free from abuse, neglect and offending.
Aiming to raise scientific literacy, particularly in primary schools and through holiday science programmes. Providing full learning resource kits and instructions for classrooms.
Strengthening father-child relationships through support, education and fun; helping dads play an active part in their kids' lives. Offering parenting courses, legal advice, mentoring and organising events.
The Tai Watea Surf Therapy programme uses surfing as an effective clinical tool to engage young people. Cultural and clinical group work is also provided as a wrap-around service alongside surfing to educate and empower youth.
A grassroots community-led organisation providing a range of social services and programmes to support Merivale and wider Tga. Supporting families, youth development, community development and community engagement.
Providing services to disadvantaged individuals with barriers to inclusion in the BOP region. Working alongside those individuals to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities in order to reduce barriers to inclusion in society.
Working together with people living with motor neurone disease, and their carers, families and whanau, to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.
Protecting people on the beaches of Mauao, with trained lifeguards patrolling the coast from Mount Main Beach to Tay Street. Providing first aid and emergency response support. Lifeguard training, venue hire and events.
Providing services to help migrants settle successfully, and promoting cultural diversity and harmony within our community.
The Museum Fund for Tauranga & Western Bay will contribute towards the development and subsequent operation of a regional Museum.
Growing skills and passion for netball. Providing training for players, umpires and coaches; online resources for coaching, equipment hire and use, regional events.
Promoting the protection of kiwi and other indigenous species in the Otanewainuku Forest. Pest management, kiwi chick rearing, Kokako relocation, environmental protection and restoration, education.
Originally a town supply dairy farm, this piece of land was converted in 1956 by the Tauranga Borough Council into the Bureta Park Public Golf Course, before becoming Otumoetai Golf Club in 1964. Small, friendly...and mostly flat!
Papamoa SLSC offers a comprehensive Junior Surf programme, a Rookies Junior Lifeguard programme and a competitive Surf Sports programme for those 10 years and up. The club has a large active membership passionate about its beach community.
To provide the opportunity for youth to experience the sport of sailing, irrespective of means or ability, and to create pathways and strategies to engage them in the sport for a lifetime.
Tauranga Arts Festival Charitable Trust organises the Tauranga Arts Festival and Escape! literary weekend. The Festival is a live, world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice.
Focused on the long-term advancement of the Tauranga Art Gallery and its influence. Publications, scholarships, exhibitions, support of artists in residence, renovations, expansion, acquisition of notable works of arts.
TBCOBA is a vast extended family stretching throughout NZ and globally and forms an important cornerstone of the College, being the driving force behind strengthening and reconnecting relationships with past pupils of the College.
Providing care and support in Tauranga for those who have undergone open heart surgery.
Tauranga City Basketball is Basketball New Zealand's affiliated association in the region. It runs a wide range of competitions that cater for everybody from Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Schools through to Premier and Social Leagues for adults.
Allowing members and supporters to provide for the club's ongoing needs and ensure that golf remains affordable for all who want to play.
Providing homeless men in Tauranga temporary shelter and access to services designed to break the cycle of homelessness. Individuals are supported to reach for their goals no matter how big or small.
Dedicated to providing opportunities for young performing artists. Responsible for running the Festival Arts Competitions and celebrating the performing art forms.
Tauranga Rowing Club was founded in 1919 and caters for competitive and recreational rowing for all age groups from secondary school onwards.
Our Coastguard are one of the main resources that can be called upon by Police or Rescue Coordination centre of NZ, to aid a stricken vessel. Committed to safety, search and rescue, and education for boats on the water.
A women-centred community organisation providing a secure place for women and their children needing a safe haven as result of domestic violence (physical, emotional and psychological).
One of the BOP's oldest heritage sites, the Elms | Te Papa Tauranga is owned and operated by The Elms Foundation, a registered charitable trust dedicated to the preservation and promotion of this historic site.
Providing the best possible specialist hospice palliative care, enhancing the quality of life for those facing end of life and bereavement. Waipuna Hospice is an independent charitable organisation providing care and support at no cost to people in our community.
Enriching the lives of children and young people in the Bay of Plenty region by providing a range of youth activities and programmes, such as after school care, holiday programmes and Gold Fit.