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Sunrise supports charities and community organisations that have a charitable purpose in Tairāwhiti-Gisborne (the area covered by the Gisborne District Council).

Since we launched four years ago we have awarded 102 grants to worthy causes across the arts, education, environment, health, social services and sports communities in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne District, with a total value of $187,785.

Read more about who we've helped.

When you can apply 

We do one funding round per annum, applications are now closed.

Funding round dates for 2019 will be announced in June. Please check back on our website closer to the time.

If you would like us to email you when applications open, email us and ask to be added to our database.

Who can apply

Eligibility and funding priorities are decided each year by the Sunrise Grants Committee and set out in our funding policy.

Download the Sunrise Foundation Funding Policy 2018

Download the Sunrise Foundation Funding Application Form 2018 in pdf format


Grants Committee 2017 web

The Sunrise Grants Committee l-r David Clark (Chair), Leslynne Jackson, Richard Briant, Rob Dymock and Colin Christie (Lilian Tangaere Baldwin absent). 

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