2015 - 2016 Distributions List

ECT donates up to 50% of its post-tax income to local projects. This means the more income the Trust generates, the more money there is available to distribute to the wider East Coast region. 

In this year, we had over $6 million available for distribution to community initiatives that had a significant impact on the community.

Here's where distributions were made  in 2015.


Positive (Community Organisations Minor) Fund

Poverty Bay A & P Association (A & P Show) 

BDO (free governance training for community organisations)

BNZ (Fiduciary Essentials Training Course) 

Gizzy Food Month

Hospice Tairawhiti

Life Education Trust 

Westpac Business Excellence Awards 

Gisborne Boardriders Club (National Primary Schools and Scholastics Surfing Competition)

Eastland Sports Foundation Education Trust (Sporting Excellence Awards)

Activate Tairawhiti (Co-starters Digital Workshop)

Poverty Bay Blues Incorporated (Blues and Roots Music Festival)

Gisborne Business and Professional Women (Women's Empowerment Principles)

Gizzy School Lunches

Radio Ngati Porou Charitable Trust

Paikea Whitireia Trust (Pukehapopo revegetation and community mara kai)

Ease Up Tairawhiti (Educational workshops on safe alcohol use)

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust 

TMS Sport Promotions Ltd (Motu Mountain Bike Race)

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti (Weetbix Tryathlon)

Turanganui a Kiwa Voyaging Trust

Gisborne Budget Advisory Services

Tourism Eastland (Sunsplash)

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust

He Awa He Tai Ora Healthy Rivers Living Sea Education Charitable Trust

Black Fig Catering (Summer Street Festival)

Hackfalls Arboretum Charitable Trust (Catalogue Project)

The Boardroom (Summer Slam)

Gisborne Trampoline Club (North Island Trampoline & Tumbling champs)

Te Whare Whai Matauranga o Turanga (operating costs)

Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union (feasibility study)

Taki Rua Productions Society (Whakaahuatia Mai performance)

Te Kura Awhio Trust (mixed martial arts cage)

Whakarua Trust Board (feasibility study)

Gisborne Volunteer Centre (governance workshops)


Positive (Community Organisations Major) Fund

Gisborne International Music Competition Charitable Trust

Wainui Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated

Tairawhiti Technology Trust

Eastwoodhill Trust Board

Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust (Upgrade interior and displays of Wyllie Cottage)

TMS Sport Promotions Ltd (2016 Oceania Triathlon Championships)

Gisborne Crime Prevention Camera Trust (War Memorial Theatre – new camera)

Ngai Tamanuhiri Whanui Trust (Te Kopua Sanctuary)

SAFE Tairawhiti Community Trust (Implementation of Ruia Gang Transformation project)

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taperenui a Whatonga (Playground upgrade)

Gisborne District Council (Regional Community Facilities Strategy)

Matawai Memorial Hall Association

Sisterson Lagoon Restoration Trust

Gisborne Riding for the Disabled

Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Trust


Prosperous (Regional Economic Growth Contestable) Fund

Hikurangi Takiwa Trust 


Gisborne City Vintage Rail

Naati Beez

Tu Ake Te Karaka

Gisborne District Council (Acquifer recharge)

Activate Tairawhiti

Akina (Social Enterprise Programme)



Attractive (Community Assets and Projects of Significance) Fund

HB Williams Memorial Library

Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou ( Paikea Performance Centre)

Gisborne Wainui Lions Club (Junior Cycle Park)