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Sunrise Grants 2023

Sunrise Grants 2023

17 November 2023 - Sunrise Foundation Gispic

As well as growing endowments, Sunrise is focused on giving back to the community. We support a diverse range of groups and organisations with grants given out annually.   

Here is a list of the groups who have received grants this year from Sunrise.

Alzheimer’s Gisborne-Tairāwhiti 
Barnardos NZ 
Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast 
Eastland Rescue Helicopter 
Eastwoodhill Arboretum 
EITSA 
Endangered Species Foundation 
Family Works Tairāwhiti 
Gisborne Bowling Club 
Gisborne New Life Fellowship Trust (Oasis Community Shelter) 
Gisborne Riding for the Disabled 
Gisborne Unity Theatre 
Hackfalls Arboretum 
Hear 4 U 
Hospice 
House of Science Tairāwhiti branch 
Kaiti Kings Chess Club 
Kete Trust 
Matai Medical Research Institute 
Matapuna Training Centre 
Midway SLSC 
Outward Bound 
Patu Tahi Boxing Club Inc 
RNZSPCA 
St John Tairāwhiti 
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School 
Stroke Foundation NZ (Tairāwhiti) 
Sunshine Service Inc 
Tairāwhiti Beneficiary Advocacy Trust 
Tairāwhiti Multicultural Council 
Tairāwhiti Technology Trust 
Tolaga Bay SLSC 
Waikanae SLSC 
Wainui SLSC 
Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust 
 

Grants funded by the income from named endowment funds: 

Alzheimer’s Gisborne-Tairāwhiti (Les McGreevy fund) 
Cancer Society Gisborne-East Coast (Gavin McFarlane fund) 
Eastland Rescue Helicopter (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
Eastwoodhill Arboretum (Bill & Margie Thorpe fund) 
Gisborne Bowling Club (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
Hackfalls Arboretum (Ross & Jackie McDonald fund) 
Hear 4 U (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
Hospice Tairāwhiti (Gavin McFarlane; Rosemary Johnson; and Bill & Margie Thorpe funds) 
Matai Medical Research Institute (Dame Bronwen & Dr Peter Holdsworth fund) 
RNZSPCA (Les McGreevy fund) 
St Mary’s Catholic School (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
Sunshine Services Inc (Les McGreevy fund) 
Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
Wainui SLSC (Bob & Aileen Harris fund) 
 

Cyclone Gabrielle passthrough donations to community groups or organisations: 

Fergusson Drive tamariki 
Gisborne Park Golf Club 
Gisborne Rowing Club 
Gisborne Grape Growers (applications to this fund were assessed independently to ensure specific criteria were met). 
Gizzy Kai Rescue 
Horouta Waka Hoe Club 
House of Breakthrough 
Mangapapa Union Parish 
Poverty Bay Kayaking Club 
Ruatoria City Sports Club 
Rural Support Trust 
Salvation Army 
St Vincent De Paul Society 
SuperGrans Tairāwhiti 
Tairāwhiti Community Law Centre 
Te Hahi 
The Nest Collective 

For the full list of who Sunrise has given to over the last nine years click here...