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.
Here you will find all the latest updates with the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust including media releases, 2016 annual report, newsletters, etc.
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.
Following its devastating fire in February, the Rotorua District Presbyterian Church (St Johnâ€™s) will be able to continue its community work across the city in a new van, thanks to a $20,000 grant provided by the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. Rotorua District Presbyterian Church minister, Ed Masters says the communityâ€™s support has been â€śoverwhelmingâ€ť since …read more
A group of Rotoruaâ€™s top school-leavers have been presented tertiary study awards from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for their academic excellence and involvement within the community. Twenty school leavers,commencing tertiary study in 2017, have each received funding of$2,000 a year, for the duration of a three or four-year degree. The awards were presented at …read more
Taking her portfolio of skills to a whole new level, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust trustee, Sandra Kai Fong has been named the chair of the Philanthropy New Zealand Board. Recently re-elected for a third term on the Rotorua Trust board, Ms Kai Fong says itâ€™s an exciting time to be involved in the philanthropy sector, …read more
Christmas has come early for 18 community groups who have been granted a total of $123,000 by the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust in its December round of grant approvals. The December 2016 grants were the first by the Trustâ€™snew board since its November elections. The 18 grants will support a range of different initiatives, from …read more
The Rotorua community has elected four new trustees and two existing trustees to represent its interests on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years. In the preliminary election results, Jo-Anne La Grouw (3688 votes) and Sandra Kai Fong (3345) have been re-elected to the Trust board, while Tamati Coffey (5125), Beatrice Yates …read more
Voting is now open for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, and with a record number of nominees this year, the Trust encourages all Rotorua residents to have their say. Voting packs were posted on Friday (28 October) and will be delivered to all 46,574 eligible electors by next Wednesday. The packs include a candidate directory …read more
Twelve nominations for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elections have now been received, and the Trust encourages those with a passion for the city and the required skills, to act quickly before nominations close this Friday, 23 September. As at 10am Tuesday 20 September, nominations have been received from Peter Bentley, Stuart Burns, Stewart Edward, …read more
Seven nominations for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust have now been received, confirming that a public election will officially take place on 19 November, 2016. In 2013, six nominations were received for the six Trustee positions, meaning a public election process was not required. As at Monday 12 September, nominations have been received from Jo-Anne …read more
Nominations for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust open this Friday 26 August and the Trust is encouraging people with the required skills and a passion for the city to put themselves forward as a potential trustee. Established in 1994 to serve the Rotorua community, the Trust was formed out of the sale of Rotorua Electricity …read more
Celebrating $10 million worth of contributions to the Rotorua community in the past year, the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust held its 22nd Annual General Meeting today [21 July] at Rotorua’s Parksyde, with approximately 70 people in attendance. The meeting also served as Trust Chairman Grahame Hall’s final, after last week announcing his retirement from service …read more