Bay of Plenty organisations have benefitted from the latest round of grants awarded by the New Zealand Community Trust worth $415,315.
According to a statement from the trust, the largest grant was awarded to the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union, which was gifted $209,377.57.
The grant will go towards office rental and salaries of the chief executive officer, coach development team leader, player development manager, regional rugby manager (Eastern BOP) and Western BOP junior rugby development officer.
The Bay of Plenty Coast Rowing Club was also awarded $22,800 to spend on 12 new indoor rowing machines.
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Mamaku School was gifted $100,000 towards a new swimming pool complex at the school and Rotorua Lakes High School was awarded $14,361.54 towards four portable outdoor basketball towers.
Tauranga Hockey Association was gifted $50,000 towards the salary of coachforce and participation officer and the general manager.
Pikiao Lakeside Sports and Community Association Inc was awarded $11,819 towards a new roof.
Get Smart Tauranga Trust was also awarded $5000 towards the salary of a manager and the Tennis Bay of Plenty Association was gifted $1,957.38 towards accommodation costs in Pāpāmoa as well as coaching.
Gaming venues that contributed to the grants were:
Cayman Sports Bar, 8/10 Jellicoe Court, Kawerau
Cheers Tavern, 15 Owens Place, Mt Maunganui
City Sports Bar, 20 Hamilton Street, Tauranga
Cobb & Co. Whakatane, 79 The Strand, Whakatane
Flannagan's Irish Pub, 14 Hamilton Street, Tauranga
Forta Leza, 2656 Main Road, Katikati
G2 Bar and Events Centre, 40B Maleme Street, Greerton, Tauranga
Hennessy's Irish Bar, 1208-1210 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Judea Tavern, 35 Koromiko Street, Tauranga
Kasper's Sports Bar, 1302 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Kawerau Hotel, 1 Plunket Street, Kawerau
La Mexica, 109 The Strand, Tauranga
Lava East, 17 Plummers Point Road, Omokoroa
Marble Bar, 1000 Cameron Road, Tauranga
Mo's Bar, 1142-1144 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Mt Mellick, 317 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
The Sidepocket Bar, 1129 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua