Applying for funding

Community Funds

Applications open on 1 August and close on 30 September each year.


Scholarships and Awards

Opening and closing dates vary from 1 July each year. Please check the criteria of individual Funds for the correct dates.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to manage the following scholarships, awards and gifts:

2020 Summary of Scholarships, Awards and Gifts



The Tindall Foundation

Applications will open on 1 March 2021.

Geyser Community Foundation is a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation (TTF).  As a Local Donation Manager, we distribute donations on behalf of TTF to projects that support TTF's Family / Whanau focus area in the Rotorua and Taupo Districts, including Turangi, Mangakino and Murupara.

All applications in this focus area must be made directly to the Geyser Community Foundation. The Tindall Foundation no longer accepts applications.

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Rotorua Lakes Council Community Grants

Applications will re-open on 1 June 2022.

The Rotorua Lakes Council Community Grants are managed by the Geyser Community Foundation, and are open every three years.  Successful applicants receive financial assistance annually for three years.

Applications will open on 1 June 2022.

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Geyser Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1742 , Rotorua 3040, New Zealand | Phone : 07 349 7496 | Email: