Community groups in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty have been named in the latest round of grants from a gaming trust.

Nationally, groups from Whangarei to Southland - and places in between - received $3.310 million in grants from The Southern Trust to support their programmes in the third quarter of 2018.

The Southern Trust released figures today showing community groups that received grants between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018.

The Southern Trust chief executive and Trustee Karen Shea said significant grants in the three months included; $75,000 for the Rotorua Community Hospice Trust and $18,000 to Gymsports New Zealand for medical services and AV equipment for 2018 Champs in Tauranga.

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"Partnerships with venues across New Zealand provide funds to assist community organisations the length and breadth of the country. The Trust is consistently receiving more applications for fund than there are funds available in the majority of areas," Shea said.

Community organisations anywhere in New Zealand can apply for funding from The Southern Trust. The trust continually reviews applications with most processed within 20 working days.

Requests larger than $30,000 are reviewed at monthly Board of Trustees meetings.
Community organisations considering applying for funding should firstly call The Southern Trust funding team on 0800 4 CHARITY (0800 42 42 74).

Other Western Bay recipients
Alzheimers New Zealand Inc - $625
Anglican Diocese of Waiapu - St Johns Anglican Playgroup - $800
Bay of Plenty Golf Inc, - $1000
Bay of Plenty Western Riding Club - $1500
Christians Against Poverty - $2000
EmpowermentNZ Charitable Trust - $2600
Enrich + Spectrum Energy Trust - $3750
New Zealand Water Polo Association - $2000
Papamoa Amateur Swimming Club - $3000
Pyes Pa Road School - $1500
Tauranga BMX Club - $5000
Tauranga Croquet Club Inc - $1000
Tauranga Musica Incorporated - $3000
Tauranga Old Stars Inc - $4000
Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council Inc - $2500
Tauranga Squash Club - $5000
Tauranga Synchronised Swimming Club Inc - $2700
Upper Central Zone of NZRL Inc - $2000
Wairakei Kindergarten - $2480
Youth Development Trust Western BOP - $5000

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Other Rotorua recipients
Age Concern Rotorua District Inc - $15,275
Asthma New Zealand Inc - $5000
Athletics New Zealand Inc $6000
Bay of Plenty Cricket Assn Inc - $10,000
Bay of Plenty Golf Inc $250
Bay of Plenty Hockey Association Inc $4750
Body Positive Inc - $2,000
Christians Against Poverty - $3000
Condor Rugby Football Club - $1500
Dressage Bay of Plenty - $1550
Geyser City Sports & Cultural Club Inc $6600
Gymsports New Zealand - $2000
Mamaku School - $8000
MS Waikato Trust $2000
New Zealand Aria Trust $20,500
New Zealand Olympic Committee Inc - $15,000
New Zealand Water Polo Association - $2000
Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand - $2000
Rotorua & Districts Justices of The Peace Assn Inc - $3200
Rotorua (CEC) Trust $5965
Rotorua Basketball Assn Inc - $12,000
Rotorua Community Hospice Trust $75,000
Rotorua Girls' High School - $5000
Swimming New Zealand - $2500
Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa Trust - $10,000
The Rotorua Touch Assn Inc - $8,000
Upper Central Zone of NZRL Inc - $7400
Western Heights High School - $2100
Western Heights Primary School - $1680
Youth Projects Trust - $14,000