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Planning a community event that needs funding to make it happen? The Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund may be the answer!

Designed to make the process of applying for funding for your community event simpler, the Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund is a partnership between Acorn Foundation, BayTrust, Tauranga City Council (TCC), TECT Community Trust (TECT) and Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC).

This collaboration removes the need to submit several separate funding applications by creating one centralised fund that exists to support community events taking place in Tauranga and the Western Bay.


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Event fund supports a summertime full of endless event options.

Te Puke Sikh Parade held on 30 September 2023 at Gurudwara Temple, Centennial Park.Read more

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