Welcome to the Tauhara Geothermal Charitable Trust

Ka ū ki Matanuku

Ka ū ki Matarangi

Ka ū ki te Whenua

Māu ra e kai manawa o te tauhou nei!

Draw close to the earth

Draw close to the sky

Draw close to the land

And, you (the land) have consumed the very heart of this stranger!

The Tauhara Geothermal Charitable Trust was established in 2011 as a requirement of the resource consents for Contact Energy Ltd.’s Tauhara II Geothermal Project.

The Trust receives applications and distributes funding twice a year for the following purposes:

  1. To provide grants for the educational advancement of Ngā Hāpu o Tauhara: and
  2. To provide other community grants to maintain Ngā Hāpu o Tauhara’s relationship with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu and other taonga and to maintain their ancestral connection to their waahi tapu and other taonga affected by the Tauhara II Geothermal Project.

Latest News

Explore our site to find out how funding is allocated and how you can apply for funding for your education or for a particular project or wananga.

About Us
History of the Trust
Trustee Profiles
Trust Deed
Trust Funding Policy

Application forms
 - Education
 - Wananga
 - Projects
Sample applications & support documents

Current funding

Tauhara II
How Geothermal Works
Geothermal Careers

Our Links
Tūwharetoa Trust Board
Wairakei Charitable Trust
Other grants orgs