CommunityCare Fund: funding announcements

Summer 2020 funding update

27 March 2020: A decision on the Summer 2020 funding round has been slightly delayed. Due to COVID-19, the Independent Panel did not meet in person this week so the evaluation of applications is currently taking place via online communication (we're pretty flexible like that!). We hope to be able to notify all applicants of the results very soon. Thank you for your understanding, and please take care at this time.

Winter 2019 funding recipients

The Transpower CommunityCare Fund panel selected 19 community-based projects throughout New Zealand to receive funding in the Winter 2019 round.

The grants - totalling $393,515 - included two grants related to the Bunnythorpe to Haywards Conductor Replacement Project and one grant related to the Oteranga Bay to Haywards (Churton Park Deviation) project.

The 19 successful projects listed below were selected from 79 applications.


Amount Granted

Council  Area

Project Name

New Plymouth West Volunteer Fire Brigade $15,000 New Plymouth  Brigade vehicle
Trelissick Park Group $20,000 Wellington Kaiwharawhara Stream footbridge for a new Trelissick Park access from Wadestown
Papakura Marae $25,000 Auckland Maori Warden van
Waipu Cove Surf Lifesaving Club $25,000 Whangarei Shower and toilet block upgrade
Ruawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust $20,000 Hamilton Te Puna o Te Ora Age Friendly Facility upgrade
Bunnythorpe Community Centre Association $45,000 Palmerston North New Bunnythorpe Community Centre to replace previously demolished public hall
Ngamotu Kindergarten $33,000 New Plymouth Healthy Environment Project: a warm, dry and healthy building to learn in
Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled $11,250 Hamilton Horse and gear to assist in the delivery of the Therapeutic Riding programme
Mt Wellington Tongan Methodist Community Garden Group $18,000 Auckland Installation of a new water meter and irrigation water line
Rotorua Parents Centre $7,000 Rotorua Establish a car seat hireage service
The Mary Potter Hospice Foundation $16,000 Porirua and Wellington Building purchase and renovation 
Papakura Kootuitui Trust $46,000 Auckland New van to support Kootuitui's Warm Dry Healthy Homes programme
Whiti Te Ra Otaki Sports Club $34,796 Kapiti Coast Completion of clubroom renovations
Glorit Hall $5,750 Auckland Community Hall repairs for Civil Defence centre
Te Miro School $5,000 Waipa Planting for future generations: native nursery at school and planting in the community
Mataura & Districts Marae Inc $35,000 Gore Marae restoration
Arohena Hall Society $5,000 Otorohanga Arohena security cameras
Henderson North School $10,972 Auckland Playground replacement
Karori Sanctuary Trust $14,747 Wellington Electric quad bike for santuary management