17 December 2021
This year, 20 local charities shared gifts totaling $49,800 from the Rotorua Community Fund proudly managed by the Geyser Community Foundation.
Chair of Geyser’s Distribution Advisory Committee, Ann Nicholas said the Rotorua Community Fund is made up of donations and gifts from individuals, families and businesses who are helping grow a permanent legacy for the benefit of our local community.
“Geyser is all about forever funding and we are in it for the long haul. We invest and grow donations so the interest they earn can benefit local causes year on year, forever.
“You don’t have to be wealthy to have an impact. Whether it’s a large or small gift, a one-off or regular contribution, all giving makes a difference through Geyser.
“Our smarter giving model allows people’s giving to have benefits that last forever.
“Of course, we would like to be in a position to be able to give back and support many more local charities and community groups; the more quickly people give, the faster funds become available to give back to the Rotorua community.”
Applications seeking a total of $129,920 were received this year.
The 20 local charities to receive gifts in 2021 from the Rotorua Community Fund were:
Charity Project $
Aratika Cancer Trust Well-being retreats 3,000
Autism New Zealand Operating costs 2,000
CCS Disability Action Wages 1,000
Curtain Bank Rotorua Curtain repair costs 700
Dementia Lakes Venue hire 2,000
Empowered Learning Trust Screen collaboration 5,000
Empowered Families for
Effective Communities You and your baby programme 5,000
Epilepsy New Zealand Field support service 1,500
Kaharoa School Male mentor 3,000
Lifelink / Samaritans Operating costs 2,000
Ohomairangi Foundation ‘Meth or Mana’ programme 1,000
Older Persons Community
Centre Trust Enhancing connectivity 4,000
Parent to Parent Central Lakes Outreach programme 2,000
Rotorua Parents Centre Playgroup 1,500
Rotorua Hospital Chaplaincy Trust Professional development 3,000
Rotorua Mountain Bike Club First response unit 5,000
Rotorua Multicultural Council Multicultural lunch events 1,000
Rotorua Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation Operating costs 3,600
Stroke Foundation Wages 1,500
Victim Support Support worker programme 2,000
A total of $22,500 was available for distribution in 2020.
Applications for gifts from the Rotorua Community Fund will open again on 1 June 2022.