Generosity is a funding search engine that Centres can access using the membership of Playcentre Aotearoa. It has taken them some time, but they have now addressed many of the issues that the previously rolled out new platform has caused.  Among the fixes are:

  • You will always get results.  In the previous build, they tried to eliminate from your search results those results that did not apply to all aspects of your search.  This function went too far and resulted in you receiving no results.  They have fixed the way the search works with each of the criteria so that you should always get results.
  • Real time updates.  When they update the information in their system, that is immediately available to those who are using the system.  This is a change from the overnight update which created a 24 hour lag.
  • Easier sign up and log in for users.
  • Easier to navigate between search results and search criteria.
  • For givUS users, multi-select has returned.  This means that you can select more than one criteria in a search.
  • For givME users, criteria that was missing in the previous build is now present in this upgrade.  This includes the iwi and land block lists.

This upgrade allows Generosity NZ to continue to work on the data structures that sit behind the system and other improvements which, over time you will see emerge in the system without having to go through another system upgrade.

Attached below is the link to the upgraded platform that will let you sign in using the membership of Playcentre Aotearoa. Please replace all your current Generosity links.


Sign up:

Log in:

If you have previously registered, you will only need to reset your passwords as you log in.  This should be the only change for you.

Generosity hope you find this upgrade addresses many of the frustrations caused by the last build and encourage you to contact them with any suggestions you have for making the Generosity Exchange Platform work better for you.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Love Your Neighbourhood grant

For Centres in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges and Whau local boards…

Have you heard about the Love Your Neighbourhood grant?

Funded by the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges and Whau local boards, this funding is available for environmental initiatives like clean-ups, weeding bees, community gardening and pest trapping projects. Schools, kindergartens and Playcentres are also invited to apply for environmental educational projects including growing vegetables, composting and recycling.

Apply for Love Your Neighbourhood funding and receive up to $500 to spend on hiring skip bins, rubbish bags, gloves, native plants, possum and rat traps or any other supplies needed for your project. You can include the cost for a morning tea or sausage sizzle to say thanks to your volunteers as well. Applications are invited for environmental community initiatives in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges and Whau local board areas.

For further information and to apply online visit Once your project is complete, all you need to do is fill in an accountability report and send this, along with your receipts and a few photos of your project, back to us. We will reimburse the agreed funding within seven days of receiving your report.


Rotorua Lakes Council Community Grants

Open and close dates for applications to be confirmed in May.

The Rotorua Lakes Council Community Grants are managed by the Geyser Community Foundation, and are open every three years.  Successful applicants receive financial assistance between $1,000 and $5,000 annually for three years including operating costs.

Previous years have opened in June and closed in July with results in September.

For more information –


The Tindall Foundation – Rotorua and Taupo districts

Applications will opened on 1 March 2021 and close on 30 April 2021.

Geyser Community Foundation is a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation (TTF).  As a Local Donation Manager, we distribute donations on behalf of TTF to projects that support TTF’s Family / Whanau focus area in the Rotorua and Taupo Districts, including Turangi, Mangakino and Murupara.

All applications in this focus area must be made directly to the Geyser Community Foundation. The Tindall Foundation no longer accepts applications.

For further information, click here


Grants and Funding Expo

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Les Munro Centre, Te Kuiti

There are two sessions:

1pm – 4pm and 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Come along and learn about what community funding is available and how to make a great application.

PLUS you’ll hear from key funders from the quick fire Panel, which includes the Waitomo District Council talking about the NEW funding policy.


Who’s attending? • Waitomo District Council • DV Bryant Trust • Len Reynolds Trust • COGS • Community Waikato Tindall Annual Fund and Event Fund • Creative Communities Scheme • DC Tynan Trust • Pinetree No 5 Trust • DIA (Lottery & COGS) • PLUS more funders to be added.

The expo programme:

Session One

1.00pm Introductions

1.30pm Walk around

2.00pm Panel

2.15pm Funding Workshop/ Introduction to Governance Workshop

3.45pm Walk around


Session Two

5.30pm Introductions

6.00pm Walk around

6.30pm Panel

6.45pm Funding Workshop/Financial Literacy

8.15pm Walk around


Preferred Suppliers/Centre Discounts

We will be working on a ‘Preferred Suppliers for Centres’ page on the members only section of the website. One of those suppliers is Harvey Norman who are able to offer excellent discounts. Centres can make an online payment directly to Harvey Norman and then collect from their local Harvey Norman store or pay for delivery, which makes the whole process easy.

Technology and Computers – Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Cameras, Printers, Security, Networking

Alistair Bryce

P: +64 3 367 7587 | Ext 75887
M: +64 22 499 0079

E: [email protected]


Electrical Appliances & Home Living – TV’s, Audio, Whiteware, Kitchen Appliances, Furniture, Bedding

Nathan Lee

P: +64 3 363 5910 | Ext 615009
M: +64 21 243 1008
E: [email protected]