Sunrise supports charities and community organisations in the Gisborne/Tairawhiti region (the area covered by the Gisborne District Council).
Since we launched three years ago we have awarded 61 grants to 54 worthy causes across the arts, community, education, environment, health and sports communities in the Gisborne/Tairawhiti District, with a total value of $109,000. Read more about who we've helped.
Grant recipients over that time are Alzheimers Society Gisborne, Centre Stage, Citizens Advice Bureau Gisborne, City of Gisborne Cadet Unit, Diabetes Gisborne, Eastland Kart Club, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, EIT Students Association, Gisborne Boys High School, Gisborne City Vintage Railway, Gisborne Concert Band, Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society, Gisborne International Music Competition, Gisborne Land Search & Rescue, Gisborne Riding For Disabled, Gisborne Rowing Club, Gisborne Unity Theatre, Gisborne Volunteer Centre, Gisborne Youth Sports Charitable Trust, Gisborne/Tairawhiti Regional Science & Tecnology Fair 2018, Growing Through Grief, Hackfalls Aboretum, Hearing Assistance, Heart Foundation Gisborne, Horouta Waka Hoe Club, Hospice Tairawhiti, Ilminster Intermediate, Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti School, Kids Can Charitable Trust, Longbush Eco Sanctuary, Mangapapa Playcentre, Mangapapa Union Church, Matapuna Training Trust, Mind Lab, Ngati Porou Hauora, Pakirikiri Marae, Poverty Bay Woolcrafters, SLSNZ Eastern Region, St Johns Ruatoria, Swim for Life Tairawhiti, Tairawhiti Beneficiary Advocacy Trust, Tairawhiti Community Law Centre, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, Tairawhiti Multicultural Council, Tairawhiti Technology Trust, Tauawhi Men’s Centre, Te Hā Sestercentennial Trust, Te Ora Hau Te Tairawhiti, The Aurora Education Foundation Charitable Trust, Turanganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival, Victim Support Tairawhiti, Waikohu Health, Whinray Eco Trust.
When you can apply
We do one funding round per annum in July and August. Applications for the 2018 funding round will open in July 2018. Application dates for the 2018 funding round will announced in June 2018.
Who can apply
Eligibility and funding priorities are decided each year by our Grants Committee and set out in our funding policy. The application form and funding policy for the 2018 funding round will be available June 2018.