Seven local charities and community organisations received gifts from the Geyser Community Foundation totalling more than $22,000 recently.

In a press release, chairman of Geyser's Distribution Advisory Committee, Dr Kierin Irvine said projects that supported community services, early years and youth development featured prominently in the Rotorua district again this year.

Two Rotorua initiatives are receiving multi-year funding.

"We hope this saves the recipient organisation time and provides surety for a few years so they can focus on their core business."


Applications totalling more than $70,000 were received by Geyser this year.

Geyser Trustees approved gifts totalling $44,570.

All requests for funding are assessed by Geyser's Distribution Advisory Committee, a group of six volunteers representing the Taupo and Rotorua communities, who give their own time and expertise in considering the applications.

As a funding manager, Geyser is provided with The Tindall Foundation funds to distribute to charitable organisations in the Rotorua and Taupo districts.

A total of 14 charities and community organisations in Rotorua and Taupo received grants from the Geyser Community Foundation this year.


Age Concern Rotorua - Shopping Service Project - $3500

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salary - $3250

KidsCan Charitable Trust - Children's Programmes in Rotorua and Taupo - $3000

Mokoia Community Association - Salary for Community-led Manager - $3500

Parenting Place - Toolbox Parenting Courses in Rotorua - $3500

Youth Projects Trust - Manaakitanga Rotorua - 3000

Victim Support - Volunteer Programme in Rotorua - $3000

Total Rotorua District $22,750


Apopo Taupo - Salaries - $3500

Atawhai Community Trust - Taupo Community Meal - $1500

Family and Financial Solutions - Operating Costs - $3500

MiCamp Trust - Enabling Young People to come to Camp - $3500

Pregnancy Help Taupo - Administration Costs and Office Equipment -

Taupo Family Play Centre - Professional development - $1670

Taupo Family Start - Male Mentor programme - $4650

Total Taupo District $21,820

The next funding round for applications to the Geyser Community Foundation for funding from The Tindall Foundation Supporting Families and Social Service programme area will open on March 1 and close on May 312017.