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 in 2014 we have awarded grants with a total value of $568,000 to worthy causes across the arts, education, environment, health, social services and sports communities in Tairāwhiti-Gisborne.

Read more about who we've helped.

When you can apply 

We do one funding round per annum, applications are now closed for the 2020 funding round.

Please email us if you would like to be notified when the funding round opens next year.

Who can apply

Eligibility and funding priorities are decided each year by the Sunrise Grants Committee and set out in our funding policy. Below are examples from the 2020 funding round for your information.

Download the Sunrise Foundation Funding Policy 2020

Download the Sunrise Foundation Funding Application Form 2020

Download the Sunrise Foundation Funding Application Form 2020 (word format)

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The Sunrise Grants Committee l-r Rob Dymock, David Clark (Chair), Lilian Tangaere BaldwinRichard Briant, Leslynne Jackson and Stephen Thomson (inset)

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