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The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust is committed to making good things happen in our community. Since its inception the Trust has returned over $100 million by way of grants to a range of community causes in Rotorua.

Latest News and Publications

Here you will find all the latest updates with the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust including media releases, 2016 annual report, newsletters, etc.

The Heritage Collection

Since the year 2000 the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust has been collecting and bringing home important local artworks which now represent a valuable historical record of Rotorua's artistic endeavour.

Dress for Success

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

Donna Starling takes to the ironing board knowing the Dress for Success Rotorua shop will be warmer this winter thanks to a $900 grant from the Rotorua Trust. Dress for Success has been established in Rotorua for about four years and is located at 1194 Tutanekai Street. Kathy Hawker, who is a trustee on the …read more

Kia Puwhai supports family services

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

A $10,000 grant from the Rotorua Trust is helping to strengthen the potential of expectant mothers and support a healthy start for young families. It is part of a suite of programmes being implemented by health provider Tipu Ora at the Kia Puawai whare adjacent to the Western Heights Health Centre. The services include: Vulnerable …read more

Club maps busy future

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

A grant of $2,900 from the Rotorua Trust is helping Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) navigate its way through a busy period of growth and upcoming major events. While the club has about 80 paid members, its events attract around 1,500 people a year, competing in traditional foot orienteering, and the increasingly popular mountain biking …read more

Kits enrich science education

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

  Renee Gillies (above) shares science in a box with Rotorua school children. Renee, a Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake team leader, says a pilot project funded by a $10,000 grant from the Rotorua Trust will lift children’s understanding of science. The grant helped purchase 10 kits, each containing a science theme. The …read more

Beds help combat rheumatic fever

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

  A concerted effort to help improve living conditions for families threatened by infectious diseases such as rheumatic fever is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Rotorua Trust. Service Co-ordinator, Lynda Wareing, is based at the Western Heights Health Centre, where she works with providers to ensure healthier homes by sourcing beds, bedding, …read more

SPCA desexing plan’s positive results

28.04.2016, Latest Newsletter, Newsletter April 2016, by

  From left: Geoff Rudsdale, SPCA education manager; Eve Johnson, centre manager; Nadine Brown, office manager. A Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust grant of $20,000 towards Rotorua SPCA’s animal de-sexing programme is making an impact on the charity’s work in the community. Funds donated towards the SPCA de-sexing programme were welcome additions and used well, says …read more