Nau mai, haere mai

Thank you to everyone who took part in voting for projects.

1416 votes were received from the community!

In early 2022 we received a whopping 46 applications for our School Sustainability & Resilience Fund from schools, kura, kohanga, kindergartens, early childhood education centres and other education organisations across our rohe. This fund has been allocated by the community.

There was such an overwhelming response of applications that we decided to increase the fund from $35,000 to $50,000. This means the public had $35,000 to spend, while our Youth Involvement Project team had another $15,000 to allocate.


Each of the applications is for between $1,000 to $5,000 (excl. gst) and includes an array of projects which will help to contribute to sustainability and resilience within our region.

Thank you so much for your participation and a huge congratulations to all of the successful applicants!

Successful projects:

  • Arataki Free Kindergarten - Off Grid Gardening Shed / Workshop
  • Awakeri Playcentre - Project mural
  • Central Kids Golden Sands ELC- Compost Bins - Waste Minimalisation
  • Central Kids Owhata Kindergarten - Trees to provide shade for our tamariki outside in our playground
  • Kawerau Preschool Learning Centre - Teaching Sustainable practice to grow Global Citizens
  • Ngā Poutoko A Mua - Community Mara Kai Harvest Garden
  • Opotiki Primary School - Edible Garden Project
  • Oropi School - Water Sustainability Project - Oropi Schools Kokako Garden
  • Otumoetai Kindergarten - Chicken Coop
  • Pongakawa School - AWOL (Another Way Of Learning) Garden and Sustainable Living Project
  • Pyes Pa School - Bush School
  • Tauranga Boys' College - Recycling Station
  • Tauranga Girls' College - Gully collaboration project - log splitter
  • Tauranga Intermediate School - Te Maro
  • Te Kura o Te Whānau a Apanui - Life Skills for the Future
  • Te Pākārito (Reo Māori Early Childhood Center) - Maara Kai
  • Welcome Bay Kindergarten - Vegetable Garden Redevelopment
  • Whakatāne Intermediate School - Sustainable / Edible Garden project

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Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name School Sustainability & Resilience Fund
Phone 0800 884 880
Email SSRFund@boprc.govt.nz
Website www.boprc.govt.nz/sustainability-resilience-fund
In writing

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
PO Box 364, Whakatane 3158