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Supporting active communities

Tauawhitia Trust funds a wide range of community based physical activity needs and allows communities to leverage the Trust to combine funds from community donors.

We recognise that for many small community organisations it is challenging to manage donations or seek funding for needs not met through traditional grants.

Click here to apply for funding or contact us today to discuss how we can help you support your community to increase participation in physical activities.

Our name

The name of our trust tauawhitia means to support (one another).   The word reflects the purpose of our trust  - to help communities support themselves.  We felt that a name in te reo was in keeping with the respect owed to Aotearoa's indigenous peoples but also supports a key goal to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst all communities including Maori.

We are a registered charity founded by people who have enjoyed and seen the benefits of family-oriented, inclusive physical activity.

Request funding

We welcome discussions on your needs and how funding will reduce barriers to participation and increase family involvement in activities. You are welcome to contact us directly to discuss your needs prior to putting in a formal request.

Make a donation

We welcome and appreciate donations of any size, and allow donations to be tagged for specific purposes so can feel directly involved in helping your community. Our goal is to return 100% of donations to the communities.

Thank you to our supporters

We deeply appreciate the following New Zealand companies that have generously provided services and support to us in establishing and running the Trust.


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